Have you eaten while driving? Most people have done this more than they care to admit. But the truth is that this poses a distraction–and you know what can happen when you’re distracted!
It might not be realistic to completely abstain from eating and driving entirely. The demands of work and family make it almost impossible. However, there are some guidelines on how to do it smart–and safer:
The solution? Develop a solid menu of simple-to-eat and roadworthy foods that will never drip, burn or smear. Look for foods which only require one hand to eat. A handful of nuts or dried fruit are good options. Water is good because it won’t burn or stain if spilled. So if you have to eat and drive, stick to the one-hand, mess-free rule to get you and your family there in one piece.