(San Diego, CA) -- A new report might make you think twice before bringing that coffee on the road with you during the morning commute. Officials with San Diego-based driver safety group Lytx say new data shows that eating or drinking while behind the wheel is nearly as risky as using your cellphone while driving. Numbers find that drivers trying to unwrap a burger or take a sip of coffee are three-and-a-half times more likely to be involved in a crash than those who are not eating and drinking while driving.
The group says when you reach down for your food or drink, you're taking your eyes and your concentration off the road, even if it's just for a moment. They urge folks to wait to eat once they arrive at their destination.