Best Foods To Eat While You Are Driving
Texting while driving? A no-no. Using a cell phone while driving? Dangerous. But how about eating while driving. While there is no law against it–so far–there are some foods that are safer than others to consume while behind the wheel. Which ones?
Insure.com conducted a survey of 1500 drivers to find which foods were the most popular while driving. Company spokesperson Jeffery Steele evaluated the choices.
Candy bar--16%. I found this food item exceptionally easy to consume while in the driver’s seat. My KitKat bar proved neat, petite and ultra sweet, confirming why candy bars earn their No. 1 ranking as the best food to eat while driving. Disaster potential: Low. About as safe as road food gets.
French fries–15%. My order of fries from a fast food eatery came with so much grease I didn’t know whether to eat or give my car a lube job. I safely negotiated the slippery task of consuming the fries while motoring, but will not do so again without a jumbo roll of paper towels riding shotgun. Disaster potential: Low.
Potato chips–9%. With an open bag of Cool Ranch Doritos between my thighs, I gripped the wheel with my left hand and made regular trips from bag to mouth with my right. Only the chips — not car bumpers or quarter panels — crunched. Odd, though I had a paper napkin beside me, I found myself absent-mindedly favoring my right shorts leg and left T-shirt sleeve for crumb removal. Disaster potential: Low, but check your shirtfront before your next meeting.
Chicken nuggets–8%. Driving safely while simultaneously consuming chicken nuggets is all about how well the open nuggets container is balanced on your knee. When the nuggets had dwindled to two, I happened to brake suddenly, the box tipped and a little poultry patty ricocheted off my brake pedal. I veered 200 feet into a discount store parking lot and hurled the runaway nugget out a window.
Doughnut–8%. For this test, I chose a fancy air-inflated French doughnut drenched in white frosting. It was a piece of cake to munch even while negotiating a left-turn lane. Only the sudden plummet of a frosting chunk, which landed harmlessly on my seatbelt, marred the experience.
Tacos, burritos and pizza are on the far less popular end of the list. As long as you don’t need a knife and a fork to consume your on-the-go meal I would think on the danger scale eating while driving is still pretty low.
I’m sure you’ve had this happpen to you. You’re driving to work, and the guy (or woman) ahead of you has his left turn signal on for three miles. Or, the car ahead of you turns without using a turn signal. What do you do?