GA Police Ticket Hamburger-Munching Motorist For “Eating While Driving”


Madison Turner of Alabama was cited for “eating while driving” last week by the Cobb County, Ga., police, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for two miles,” Turner said. “He said specifically three times, 'You can't just go down the road eating a hamburger.'”

The law cited by the ticketing officer requires drivers to “exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle on the highways of this state and shall not engage in any actions which shall distract such driver from the safe operation of such vehicle.” “Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much,” Turner told Channel 2. “I needed to tone it down. I was certainly willing to do so, but I didn't expect to be fined or punished.” Atlanta attorney William “Bubba” Head said he's never seen the law cited unless it contributed to an accident. “If this was the law, I'd have to hire more attorneys because everybody does it including me,” he said.

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