Can you get a ticket for eating and driving?

Time is scarce in my life. I work two jobs and have two kids, so I always eat in my car. A friend of mine told me that it’s illegal. Can I actually get a ticket for eating and driving?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
With kids and multiple jobs, eating and driving may seem like a great idea. And to that point, you cannot get a ticket for eating and driving, as no state laws prohibit the practice. Whether eating and driving is
—that’s another story.
Eating and driving can cause distractions. So if you’re dipping a fry or wolfing down a burger, you’re far more likely to engage in poor driving behavior or cause an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you’re up to 80% more likely to cause an accident when you’re eating and driving.
If you engage in dangerous driving behaviors as a result of eating while driving, a law enforcement officer could issue you a ticket for careless driving or distracted driving.
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