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Top 10 Foods to Avoid While Driving

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the no-soup-for-you dept.

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Noting that distractions cause 80% of vehicle crashes, the good people at Insurance.com have released a list of the 10 worst foods to eat while you are driving. It's unclear how they came up with this list as it includes such things as soda and coffee, but overlooks much more dangerous culinary/driving endeavors such as cheese fondue, and bananas foster.

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Common sense (1)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 5 years ago | (#28758613)

How'd they come up with the list? Most of these are pretty obvious. People don't stop by the fast food restaurant and pick up Saganaki or a sizzling Fajita platter.

Ridiculous list (2)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 5 years ago | (#28764735)

I can think of some foods which are obviously even worse to eat while driving:

1. King Crab legs in the shell
2. Fondue
3. Baked Alaska

brought to you by (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28765641)

this list brought to you by the association of mentally handicapped writers

UPI.com (1)

FluffyArmada (715337) | more than 5 years ago | (#28766641)

100 years of journalistic experience
And this article is the best they can do?

One of the dumbest things I have ever seen... (1)

thisnamestoolong (1584383) | more than 5 years ago | (#28768309)

Did they just randomly pick 10 things? They are seriously telling people not to drink soda and coffee while driving? I would think that the risk of driving sans-caffeine at 6 AM is a far greater risk than having a coffee or soda in the cupholder. They also missed a few key food items:

11. Bacardi 151 -- It gets you drunk!
12. Live Squid -- They are all tentacley -- which could be distracting while going down the road!
13. Human Flesh -- It is illegal in all 50 states and getting pulled over while eating human flesh will result in some serious penalties!
14. Psilocybin Mushrooms -- Often while eating these mushrooms and driving, you will find that various mythical creatures appear in the air around your vehicle, or that the road will suddenly become a black hole. It is highly not advised that you eat them while driving!

Ok, this is getting ridiculous, I'm done -- but damn, that is some really dumb shite...

I can understand one item (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28776571)

Drive around with a bunch of doughnuts, and you'll attract the attention of every cop in the county.

Stats anyone? (1)

SaoirseC (1595123) | more than 4 years ago | (#28784579)

I think the company posted the most common foods and drinks consumed while driving, hoping that people who have no knowledge of statistics will stop consuming those specific foods. It's not the food itself, it's the act!
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