I have opined on several instances that I do not think we need to have a separate law for each type of distracted driving. We jut need one law that states we should pay attention while we are driving. I may have to change my opinion a little after reading this article.
Man Cited in Georgia for Eating Cheeseburger While Driving
A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving.
Madison Turner, who's from Alabama, tells Atlanta station WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/14Xxy83) he ordered a double quarter-pounder with cheese from a McDonald's in the Marietta area shortly before he was pulled over last week.
Turner says the officer told him he saw him eating the cheeseburger for two miles, telling the man "You can't just go down the road eating a hamburger."
The ticket, issued under Georgia's distracted driving law, states in the comments section that the offense is "eating while driving."
Turner is to appear in court Feb. 3.
Cobb County police spokesman Mike Bowman declined comment. In an email to The Associated Press early Tuesday, Bowman said the department will decline any interviews about the case.
It may be clear now that our law enforcement officers may need a little more clarity in what is distracted driving and what is not.
I love the line, "You just cant go down the road eating a hamburger" especially since it was a cheeseburger. What about a sandwich or a hotdog?