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Eating While Driving? Who Does It?  
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
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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?


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
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I have done it but only on a long long trip, not in my daily trips. If I am alone in the car I don't eat anything that is likely to fall apart or squirt anything because that will distract me.


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

French Fries are the only food I routinely eat while driving, though I probably shouldn't as the grease gets all over the steering wheel, and makes it slick sometimes...

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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Guilty As Charged.....I eat everything in the car as I am driving around.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

I do it when necessary. However, I'm always sipping on a 44 ounce Diet "Something" when on the road.

I wouldn't try it when driving in the UK, however. It's a great way to get the blue lights in the rearview.

Mark


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1681 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.


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1675 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.

Worry about something else. I'm not your problem.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1665 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.

- Neil


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1663 times:

If I didn't eat in my car, I'd probably end up starving to death, so I'd recommend avoiding any part of the state that I'm in if that sort of thing bothers you.

And yes, shuffling your ipod is more dangerous. I figured out where my mouth was a long time ago, so I don't have to take my eyes off the road in order to find it anymore.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 1656 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.



Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 8):
so I'd recommend avoiding any part of the state that I'm in if that sort of thing bothers you.

 rotfl 

I do it all the time.

Easy enough to do, easier than find that damned small narrow slot in the CD player on the dash that's for damn sure.

I drink while I drive too . . . . noooooo, not that kind of drink . . . you know . . . coffee, a coke, that sort of thing.

Never a problem.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 1649 times:
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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.  Wink



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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

all the time....i can eat most things whilst driving, including a bowl of cereal!

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1633 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.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

If its a sandwich or a Vada pav.....Maybe but only if Im really hungry.
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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

I only eat if the car is stopped at traffic lights or while plane spotting. On long journeys I usually plan where would I stop and eat.


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1604 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  Wink.

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

If I eat at the wheel, it is usually only a brunch bar or something, as I can eat it one handed and put it down. I'd never eat fast food as it would get messy!


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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

I never eat in my car. Not because of safety issues, but because I dont want my car to stink of food.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Since I have my new car I don't eat and smoke in it. In my old car I ate frequently, the most difficult thing to eat while driving was doner kebab.

Patrick


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 8):
And yes, shuffling your ipod is more dangerous. I figured out where my mouth was a long time ago, so I don't have to take my eyes off the road in order to find it anymore.

True, very true. I have to agree. Yes at times I eat while driving, mostly though it is bottled water that I am consuming.



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

No, I don't like to eat in my car, and I don't do it now especially because it's a brand new one  Smile


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 10):
Was I busting anybody's balls, Logan?

No, and my comment was directed at society, not at you. Smile

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 10):
I'll worry about roadrage from a chainsmoking, high cholesterol-oholic, angioplast candidate whilst driving on I-95 in Boston.

Now that's a valid concern. Sometimes I fell like I should just shove my lunch directly into my aorta. Then we might have a problem.


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 2):
French Fries are the only food I routinely eat while driving

same here, along with chicken nuggets ! Big grin


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

All of you that do...Stop. Concentrate on driving.

Get off your cell phones too.

B


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 23):
All of you that do...Stop. Concentrate on driving.

Get off your cell phones too.

yes mum


25 Jetjack74 : Roger that. Well, when someones in a hurry, I just get out of the way.
26 Post contains images Kevinl1011 : I learned it when I was a courier. I could read a Thomas Guide and packing slips while driving. However, I was always careful to visually clear at le
27 MigFan : Guilty! I have between a seventy five and ninety minute commute, one way every morning. This is to go a total of thirty two miles! As a result of the
28 Logan22L : I've found that if I tuck it in my sock, I'm relatively unencumbered.
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