So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Alberta?
- A Hamburger;
- A Soft Drink, or
- Gummy Bears?
Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose ‘coffee,’ then give yourself an extra two points. Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Alberta and around the country.
Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year!
You’ll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the types of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You’ll thank yourself later for two reasons: one, that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and two, you won’t have to worry about getting that cinnamon roll frosting out of your dashboard after that near miss.
Keep drinks in spill-proof containers, too, so you can keep your eyes on the Alberta road without worrying about where that spill is headed.
So, taking a food break… or filling out accident reports. We don’t have to ask you which you prefer; it’s a no brainer.
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