When people say “Don’t drink and drive,” they typically mean that you should never drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Intoxicated driving is dangerous and illegal. This is something every young driver hears when they’re learning and likely something most drivers have heard repeated many times.
But what people often do not realize is that there is significant danger in drinking anything in the car – not just alcohol. Any drink can become a distraction and lead to a crash.
Coffee and a commute
For many workers who have to commute to the office, that time in the car has become their time for drinking a cup of coffee. It’s just how they start their day.
However, coffee is one of the biggest distractions a driver can have. It’s a manual distraction, for instance, since the driver has to pick up the cup to take a sip. A driver who then tips their head back to drink is not looking at the road, so it’s a visual distraction. Worst of all is when a driver who spills hot coffee on themselves and then loses control of their car. All it takes is one bump to cause a catastrophe.
While driving, all people should be focused on the road. Many commuters are not, thanks to that cup of coffee. If you get injured in an accident, you may have a right to compensation. If you contact our firm, we will answer the call and give you personalized service like you can’t get anywhere else. Call now at 912-289-0640.