Are you allowed to eat while driving?

Are you allowed to eat while driving?


Drivers are required to have proper control of the vehicle at all times. Picture: iSTOCK

Drivers are required to have proper control of the vehicle at all times. Picture: iSTOCK

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MOST people will grab a bite to eat while they are driving, especially on long trips.

But is it okay to?

What if you are eating something that requires a bit more work, such a burger?

A VicRoads spokesman said while there is no specific rule stating that motorists are not allowed to eat while driving, the state’s road rules required a driver to have proper control of their vehicle at all times.

“Anything that interferes with a driver’s control of a vehicle could potentially be in breach of this rule,” he said.

Based on rule 257 of the Road Safety Road Rules 2009, a driver must not drive a vehicle unless they have proper control.

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