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):
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.
Lettuce, cheese, special sauce and onions on a sesame seed bun make a goopy mess out of your car and your driving abilities.
Gross. Just gross.
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.
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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