January 27, 2023

Eating While Driving – Distracted Driving

Distracted drivers cause nearly one-third of all car accidents. It can take many forms, such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.

One form of distracted driving often overlooked is eating while driving, a dangerous activity that can put you and others on the road at risk.

Eating and driving can be just as bad as texting or talking on the phone while driving. When you are eating while driving, your hands are occupied, and you’re not paying attention to the road. You may be reaching for a snack, opening a wrapper, or using utensils to eat. These activities take your attention away from the road and can lead to an accident.

Eating and driving can cause the driver to get food or drink on their clothing. Then, the driver takes their eyes off the road to wipe off the mess. The result is constant swerving or driving at an unsafe speed, which can cause an accident.

Legal Consequences of Eating While Driving

In California, it’s illegal to eat while driving if it impairs your ability to drive safely. If you’re pulled over for distracted driving, you could be issued a ticket or face other legal consequences. Additionally, if you’re involved in an accident while eating while driving, you could be found liable for the accident.

Suppose you’re involved in an accident while distracted. In that case, you may need to hire a car accident lawyer in Orange County.

At the Brockmeier Law Group, we specialize in car accident cases. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and ensure you’re treated fairly.

Let the experienced attorneys at Brockmeier Law Group help with all your legal needs. We provide services to clients in Irvine, Los Angeles, San Bernardo, San Diego, Orange County, and throughout all of Southern California. Contact us today.

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