Hagerty Insurance of Traverse City, Mich., lists the following foods as the most dangerous to eat while driving:

Coffee, especially without a lid, can cause serious burns.

Hot soup. Eating soup while trying to manipulate a gearshift is a sure recipe for disaster.

Tacos. These can disassemble themselves.

Chili. Steering chili-covered foods to your mouth while turning a corner requires more dexterity than most humans possess.

Hamburgers. A $5 burger could turn into $500 worth of repairs if dripping condiments, special sauces or greasy meat juices distract the driver.

Barbecue. Barbecue sauces are delicious but drippy.

Fried chicken. Greasy hands are a sure distraction, as drivers tend to constantly try to clean them while driving.

Jelly or cream-filled doughnuts. The messy jelly oozes onto clothes, causing the driver to focus on the spill, not the road.

Soft drinks. Open containers holding liquids — hot or cold — can cause the driver to lose concentration.

Chocolate. Whatever you touch — the steering wheel, gearshift, clothing — will carry fingerprints. Drivers' instinctive reactions are to clean the candy stains immediately, which distracts them from the road ahead.