So many people basically live and work in their cars, so eating while you drive is pretty common...But in Illinois, is it legal? TrustedChoice

Making stops, picking up the kids, running late to work...Whatever the reason, people eat while they drive. Now will just doing this action, while it get you pulled over? No. It's what goes along with it that will cause a problem.

Here's the official word on eating while driving in Illinois:

There is no law that specifically states that you can't eat while driving in this state. However, eating a cheeseburger could cause you to drive erratically or to lose focus and commit a moving violation, like running a stop sign, and you could be pulled over for that. If that happens, you may get written up for distracted driving and for the moving violation you committed. - TrustedChoice

Oh yes, the messy cheeseburger, ha! Stick with Pizza? No, the bottom line is that it in fact is considered distracted driving, and if eating that foot long sub causes you to swerve, or run a red light, you are in huge trouble. Maybe wait to get home to destroy that burrito.

Distracted driving can also be something like messing with your sunglasses, your phone obviously, or anything that takes eyes off the road.

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