Hagerty Insurance of Traverse City, Mich., lists the following foods as the most dangerous to eat while driving:
especially without a lid, can cause serious burns.
Eating soup while trying to manipulate a gearshift is a sure recipe for disaster.
These can disassemble themselves.
. Steering chili-covered foods to your mouth while turning a corner requires more dexterity than most humans possess.
. A $5 burger could turn into $500 worth of repairs if dripping condiments, special sauces or greasy meat juices distract the driver.
. Barbecue sauces are delicious but drippy.
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.
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.