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Eating and Driving

It is an accepted fact that drivers face a high risk of meeting with a collision if they eat during the course of driving. Doing both the activities result in the diversion of focus from one particular activity and the eventual accident.  Most of the drivers who eat or drink while driving vehicles try to compensate for their distraction by driving carefully at lower speed.  In spite of this cautious approach eating while driving can result in accident as the focus is distracted and the driver might be unable to prevent the collision.

In fact eating while driving is similar to that of using a mobile while driving but unlike the penalty for mobile usage, there is no such legislative rule against consumption of food during driving. Many road safety companies are also of the view that since there is no rules preventing eating during the course of driving, most of the people have started considering this safe.

Driving safely and properly requires a high level of concentration and any such distraction like eating or listening to loud music  can divert the attention of the driver  from the road significantly. Eating and driving are completely different activities and cannot be done at the same time. The modern times have seen the emergence of various road safety associations which are consistently trying to imbibe road safety measures in the mind of the drivers and warning them about the supposed consequences of eating while driving.  These associations also claim that the rise in the number of drive-away fast food centres have also promoted the act of eating during the course of driving among the car users.

Even the nutritionists have pointed out the disadvantages of eating while driving. Since you cannot focus on eating during the course of driving you are likely to buy fast food which is easy to handle along with driving. This fast food have excessive content of calories that lead to fat increase and therefore plays a detrimental role for the human health.

Though eating during the course of driving is not a punishable offence; however the risk of collision during such activities is quite prevalent. Once you get caught even for a minor accident you can be charged and punished with cases of dangerous and careless driving.

Your act of eating and driving not only places your life at risk but also the other party involved in the collision. If your careless driving has resulted in the severe crash, you are liable to pay compensation to the other party involved. In such circumstances often the compensation claims reach beyond your expectations. If that be the case, then a consultation with a claims solicitor will help you in ensuring the exact amount that needs to be paid, thereby preventing you from excessive financial loss.

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