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Top 10 Foods to Avoid While Driving 7

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-soup-for-you dept.
Noting that distractions cause 80% of vehicle crashes, the good people at Insurance.com have released a list of the 10 worst foods to eat while you are driving. It's unclear how they came up with this list as it includes such things as soda and coffee, but overlooks much more dangerous culinary/driving endeavors such as cheese fondue, and bananas foster.

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid While Driving

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  • How'd they come up with the list? Most of these are pretty obvious. People don't stop by the fast food restaurant and pick up Saganaki or a sizzling Fajita platter.
  • I can think of some foods which are obviously even worse to eat while driving:

    1. King Crab legs in the shell
    2. Fondue
    3. Baked Alaska

  • 100 years of journalistic experience
    And this article is the best they can do?
  • Did they just randomly pick 10 things? They are seriously telling people not to drink soda and coffee while driving? I would think that the risk of driving sans-caffeine at 6 AM is a far greater risk than having a coffee or soda in the cupholder. They also missed a few key food items:

    11. Bacardi 151 -- It gets you drunk!
    12. Live Squid -- They are all tentacley -- which could be distracting while going down the road!
    13. Human Flesh -- It is illegal in all 50 states and getting pulled over while eating h
  • Drive around with a bunch of doughnuts, and you'll attract the attention of every cop in the county.
  • I think the company posted the most common foods and drinks consumed while driving, hoping that people who have no knowledge of statistics will stop consuming those specific foods. It's not the food itself, it's the act!

That does not compute.

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