Must-Know Eating And Driving Statistics [Current Data]

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"Over 65% of near-miss crashes involve a driver who is eating or drinking."

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"Eating while driving makes you 3.6 times more likely to be involved in a collision."

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"In the U.S., nine people are killed and over 1,000 are injured every day because of distracted driving."

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"In 2018, 2,841 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers."

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"Drinking hot drinks, like coffee, while driving can increase your risk of an accident by up to 50%."

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"The most dangerous food to eat while driving is chocolate."

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"In the U.K., eating while driving carries a £100 fine and up to 3 penalty points on a driver’s license."

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"Among all driving distractions, eating and drinking are ranked fifth most hazardous."

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"Males aged 30-39 are the most likely age group to eat while driving, according to a survey of Canadian drivers."

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"25% of car accidents in the U.S. are caused by distracted driving."

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