Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 48 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
While I was driving home to the city earlier today, I was watching the car behind swerving erratically in between lanes on the floating bridge. I was about to call 911 and report a possible drunk driver, when the car pulled beside me, where I was able to glance over and see that it was a girl stuffing her face with a burger and fries. I know I've been guilty of picking a fry or 2 out of the bag while driving, but eating sandwich while at the wheel. How many people here do this? Is this any more dangerous than talking on the cellphone or playing with your ipod in your car?
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
If I'm driving through central Illinois on the long haul where the highways are as straight as Pat Robertson, then I can drive carefully and eat at the same time. I don't do it often though, only if I'm very hungry. I'll sip on a drink, that doesn't distract me from my driving.
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I can steer with my knees, and eat my food at the same time. I've done it for 25 years; never had a problem (and I've had to do evasive maneuvers many times). I can smoke a cigarette and talk on my cellphone all at the same time as eating. Sorry if you're too stupid or uncoordinated to pull it off. Don't bust my balls because of that.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I'm guilty of eating while driving. Normally it's McDonald's, however, I think I am quite capable of driving, I always have one hand on the wheel, which is how most people drive, especially if it's stick. I drive an automatic, so instead of one hand on the wheel and the other on the stick I have one hand on the wheel and the other on a burger. However, if the situation were to arise where I needed to take evasive maneuvers, I would drop that burger in a heartbeat and clean up the mess afterwards.
Depending on the severity of the evasive maneuver I had to take their might be another mess to worry about as well, so if you need to lean one, might as well add the other to it.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
Quoting Logan22L (Reply 6): Sorry if you're too stupid or uncoordinated to pull it off. Don't bust my balls because of that
Was I busting anybody's balls, Logan? I just asked the question. If you can do it no problem, fine then. I was just remarking that the girl that was eating, driving was swerving in and out of lanes. She almost sideswiped another car. She obviously couldn't.
Quoting Logan22L (Reply 6): Worry about something else. I'm not your problem.
I'll worry about roadrage from a chainsmoking, high cholesterol-oholic, angioplast candidate whilst driving on I-95 in Boston.
ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
Used to do it at one point when working for this company where the only down time I really had was when driving to site visitations or to meetings and whatnots. Have done the burgers, fries, whistle dogs etc... oh, poutines too. Now that I think of it however, how I was able to injest that type of food is way beyond me... let alone the the eating while driving.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4001 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2241 times:
Some things are easier to eat than others on the move. For example, I don't recommend trying to eat a grated cheese sandwich, because you'll end up having eaten the bread and all the cheese will be down your top and in your lap.
Things with excessive amounts of mayo or any type of sauce in them are another one to avoid.
Have to admit to doing it a lot and never encountered any problems, except the aforementioned ones, but you learn by your mistakes .