Eating Breakfast on the Way to Work
Most Americans have some sort of morning routine. For some it may be falling out of bed and brushing their teeth with eyes closed, for others it is more elaborate and involves soothing showers, yoga, and espresso. But unless you subscribe to the latter routine, you likely are pinched for time before work. In an effort to not arrive late, many people eat breakfast in the car.
Some people may go through the local McDonalds and pick up a value meal while others opt to make their egg on toast and take their coffee mug for a ride. Either way, they are all engaging in a dangerous activity. While eating or sipping coffee behind the wheel may seem like a fairly innocuous activity, it is in fact a very serious driving distraction that can result in major collisions.
Additional Early Morning Breakfast Dangers
Aside from the potentially deadly distraction that eating and drinking while driving can cause, there are some other dangers that are unique to breakfast and driving. These additional threats include:
- Scalding–many people drink dangerously hot beverages in the morning such as tea or coffee. The rattle of the road and abrupt stopping can end in third degree burns.
- Sleepiness–it can sometimes take up to a couple hours for certain people to be fully awake in the morning. Combine eating and drinking with extreme sleepiness and you have a serious accident waiting to happen.
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.