Is eating while driving illegal?

I’m always on the go, so I usually grab something from home or get fast food when I’m driving. My friend told me that it’s illegal to eat while driving, but I have never heard that before. Is it illegal to eat while driving?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Eating while driving is legal in all 50 states. However, the act of eating may lead to other types of tickets. In some cases, a law enforcement officer may deem that eating while driving led to
distracted driving
or reckless driving.
However, here are some alarming statistics that should make you think twice. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1,000 people are injured each day and nine people die as a result of distracted driving.
So while eating and driving can be convenient, it can lead to dire consequences. Think twice before eating while driving. Instead, save some extra time to dine out or pull over.
If you decide to keep eating while driving and you get a ticket, you’re going to face a fine and points on your license. As a result, your car insurance rates will also go up. If you see an increase in your premium, just make sure to download the
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