10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat Behind the Wheel

Drive-through, fast-food restaurants have taught Americans how to steer with their knees. But downing tacos and coffee while driving can be more life threatening than shark hunting without a boat. 

It's tempting when we're in a hurry but a survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates the 10 most dangerous foods to eat while driving are (drum roll please):

10. Chocolate
Chocolate melts in your hand AND your mouth. The soft chocolate is greasy and leaves stains on everything you touch. 

9. Soft Drinks
Driving while drinking leads to spills and chills. Suddenly braking can send a cup flying, leading to sudden movements as you try to grab it before it becomes a sticky, sodden mess. There's an accident waiting to happen.

8. Jelly-Filled Doughnuts
It's impossible to eat a jelly doughnut without some of the center oozing out. If you can make it to work without dipping into the dirty dozen, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

7. Fried Chicken
Grease, grease, grease. Need I say more?

6. Barbecued Food
My brother James claims he ate a half-rack of ribs while driving. Wish I had a video of that. 

5. Hamburgers
Lettuce, cheese, special sauce and onions on a sesame seed bun make a goopy mess out of your car and your driving abilities.

4. Chili
Gross. Just gross.

3. Tacos
Tacos are hard enough to eat when motionless. Food that disassembles itself into a tossed salad should never be consumed while in any form of motion. 

2. Hot Soup
Many people drink it like coffee. Go figure.

1. Coffee
The woman who sued McDonalds for actually heating her coffee learned just how dangerous it is to steer while drinking a hot liquid.

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4 Comments

Additional note on the McDonalds coffee lawsuit - not only was the woman a passenger, the car was stopped when she tried to open the cup to add cream
Posted by Leigh
Kate needs to see my product regarding solving this issue. See www.dans-products.com.
Posted by Dan Romesburg
I ate a Chipotle burrito while driving once. No easy task.
Posted by Mike
Note on #1: The famous McDonald's coffee suit didn't actually involve a driver. The woman was in the passenger seat of a parked car and the coffee was heated beyond the point of safe consumption (i.e., it couldn't be consumed without sustaining internal burns--McDonald's was previously the defendant in over 600 similar suits).
Posted by Seth