Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Road safety organisiation urges drivers to not eat at the wheel

ROAD safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to avoid eating and drinking

ROAD safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to avoid eating and drinking while at the wheel.

Attempting to eat or drink while driving is a distraction estimated to double a driver’s risk of being involved in a crash. It’s an offence punishable either by fixed penalty ticket or under careless driving legislation.

GEM chief executive David Williams, said: “The Highway Code tells us we must avoid distractions such as eating and drinking when we are driving. Anything that takes our attention away from the driving task will increase our risk of collision. However, too many drivers don’t see it as a problem to unwrap a pasty, sip a scalding hot coffee or glug from a large juice carton on a journey.”



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