Saturday 21 October 2017

Danger -- it's meals on wheels

Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

YOU can be fined, get penalty points or possibly face charges of dangerous driving for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

But what about eating a burger and chips, or a big sambo, while belting along at 60kmh?

It can be every bit as distracting as using a mobile, especially when bits and pieces fall down into your lap or the front of your shirt/blouse.

This question has been prompted by a survey in Britain which found that up to 20pc of motorists eat meals in their cars on journeys to and from work.

I see it here too.

The poll of 2,000 motorists showed that around half eat on a long journey, and more than 11pc have tucked into food on their way back from supermarkets.

Just under 10pc have eaten on the school run.

By the way, sandwiches and crisps were the most popular foods to eat while travelling, closely followed by chocolate. But 2pc admitted they had eaten a curry behind the wheel.

Now there's the makings of an accident, when a hot dollop of spicy stuff falls on to sensitive areas.

Do you have meals on wheels?

Let us know. Email ecunningham@independent.ie

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