No many people know eating behind the wheel is illegal and even fewer may know that being caught could find them with a £5,000 fine.
New research has shown 63% of British motorists have admitted eating junk food whilst driving, with 56% stating how they are more likely to eat badly whilst driving.
Taking food choices to one side, eating behind the wheel could easily be arrested for careless driving and face an on the spot fine of £100 and 3 penalty points.
However, should the case go to court and the driver is convicted, they could face a fine of up to £5,000.
Richard Harrison, Managing Director at SEAT UK, said, “Most of us like a treat on long journeys but our research has revealed some worrying trends in our eating habits on the road.
“As a nation, we are much more aware of the numerous detrimental effects of eating unhealthily but it’s not easy to break bad habits, especially as driving can be stressful and we are often in a hurry.
“Due to this, we’re encouraging drivers to think more about what they choose to eat when on the road, potentially boosting mood and concentration levels.
“Despite the availability of junk food, there is vastly more information available about healthy eating, and even service stations now offer many more nutritious options than just a few years’ ago.”