Is It Legal to Eat and Drive in New Hampshire?
We've all been there.
You're en route from one destination to another while on some sort of time limit. Perhaps you're meeting a client, going from your day job to your "five to nine", or headed to an event with friends. Whatever the case may be, if you're on a time crunch and find yourself getting hungry while on the road, you have two options: eat now, or not at all. Heck, some folks don't have to be in a rush to justify eating behind the wheel – they just go for it.
But is it legal to eat and drive in New Hampshire? After all, many might argue that the multitasking involved in doing so is a distraction that endangers those around you.
Well, here's the thing. Is there a law that explicitly says you can't eat and drive in New Hampshire? No. But according to TrustedChoice, the Granite State does have laws that crack down on reckless and negligent driving as a whole. So if eating is a big enough distraction where it gets you in trouble with the law, you could very well be cited for a moving violation.
So, moral of the story? If you want to have a snack while on the road, go for it. Just be aware and mindful of your surroundings, and do your part to help keep our roads safe.
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