Know the Road with the CHP: Is it illegal to eat while I drive?

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An ABC30 viewer wanted to know: is it illegal to eat while I drive?

"Specifically, there is no vehicle code section that prohibits you to eat while you drive," said Sgt. Brian Pennings with the Highway Patrol. "However, it can be a significant distraction."

"So while eating while driving is not specifically illegal, distracted driving is," he said.

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