Eating while driving may soon be illegal

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  1. Homerj123

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    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/06/seen-at-11-drivings-new-distraction-eating-behind-the-wheel/

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eating while driving. A lot of people do it every day. But startling new information has shown that the habit could be more dangerous than texting behind the wheel.

    For commuters like Ryan Harrison, eating and driving is a daily routine.

    “It’s definitely a convenience. I just don’t have time. I’m a busy guy,” Harrison told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan.

    The practice has become so widely accepted that some fast food restaurants even provide special containers that fit perfectly into car cup holders.

    However, new research has shown that eating while driving is a greater distraction that talking on the phone or texting.

    “You shouldn’t be eating or driving. Your mind is off the road, your eyes are off the road, and your hands are off the steering wheel,” Officer Juan Valdan said.

    A study done by a British university found that drivers are less likely to maintain proper control of a car while eating and that reaction times were 44 percent slower than those who were not eating. Texting drivers were found to have a 37 percent slower reaction time.

    “I have seen, personally, people with both hands off the wheel because they are holding their burrito or hamburger. And if they take a bite from it and they spill, what’s your first reaction? To clean up the mess,” Valdan said.

    Eating while driving can be so distracting that it can increase your chances of being in a car accident by 80 percent, according to the study.

    In New Jersey, the state Assembly unanimously passed a bill that would make it illegal to eat and drive.

    The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman John Wisniewski. He wants penalties to be the same as the ones for drivers who use their cellphones. A first offense would cost $200, a second would cost $400 to $600, and a third would cost $600 to $800.

    The bill still has to go to the Senate, but critics have argued that you shouldn’t have to legislate common sense.

    “I’m not going to be eating my hamburger if I’m trying to get across six lanes of traffic,” Harrison said.

    The New Jersey bill could also outlaw other possible distractions like applying makeup or drinking coffee.
     
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    There goes my commute
     
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    Jersey is broke and the pukes are gonna squeeze the people out of everything they can. Oh...I mean it's for the safety of our children!
     
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    “It’s definitely a convenience. I just don’t have time. I’m a busy guy,” Harrison told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan."

    YA, busy enough to get killed while driving and possibly snuff someone else out with you....jagoff.
     
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    Democrat nanny government knows best, peasants.
     
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    tl;dr
     
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    Hopefully that's just for eating, because I like to drink while I drive.
     
  8. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I saw a woman eating a bowl of cereal with milk while driving around in British Columbia. That was some skill. I bet she was driving with her knee.
     
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    NJ wants to outlaw thinking as a distraction. Chris Christie says he's ok with the law as he doesn't do that anyways.
     
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    pay for my car then you can tell me what i can or cant do in it
     
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    Hell of a lot safer than texting and driving. :facepalm:
     
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    same here.
    I don't get a lunch break in my 10 hr shift.there is no law in AZ stating a employer has to give one.
    I eat when I travel between the 3 banks I go to.
    10,30 and 40 minute drives.
     
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    Az sucks when it comes to employee rights, right to work state and things of that nature.
     
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    My worst commute was from gold canyon to deer valley. Almost 70 miles one way, scarf and barf was the only way to commute.
     
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    Playing Pokemon GO while driving is the latest distraction.
     
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    There's no way that fat fuck Christie is signing any bill that outlaws eating.
     
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    There are already laws to cover distracted diving. More nonsense.
     
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    This has absolutely zero to do with safety. It's a complete cash grab, just like the laws requiring hands free devices to make phone calls. Don't you and your buddies get upset that municipalities are are turning you guys into de-facto tax collectors?
     
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    They can't really force me to issue anyone a citation. I just give a shitload of warnings unless someone is a complete jerkoff. I think the smaller city cops are more under the thumb for this type of shit.