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Dangers of Drinking Hot Beverages in the Car

The weekday morning is typically a hurried time for most Americans as they scurry to and fro trying to shower, dress, primp and eat before they head off to work. All the parts of a typical morning routine make it very tempting to save some of the necessities for the ride to work. One of the most common things to save for the car is the morning caffeine jolt.

Whether the coffee is quickly brewed and then thrown into a cup or picked up at the local drive-thru, it can pose a serious threat to drivers.

Consequences of Distracted Drivers

When a driver is trying to operate a moving vehicle while “doctoring” coffee with cream and sugar or even just sipping it when it is extremely hot, he or she is already seriously distracted. But an accidental spill of scalding coffee can lead to something far worse than a severe burn. The pain caused by the spill can easily make the driver completely lose control of the car. The result can be a deadly accident.

It is always best to simply keep the coffee part of your morning routine at home. But if you feel that you must bring coffee with you or purchase it before work, make sure you pull over and bring your vehicle to a complete stop before you add cream or sugar to it. Also wait at least 10-15 minutes before attempting to drink purchased coffee, as the temperature of most fast food coffee is kept incredibly high.

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