Patch Poll: Should There Be a Ban on Eating While Driving?
Or would this action just be more unnecessary government intrusion?
A story was widely reported last week that the Oak Park Village Board was considering making it illegal for motorists to eat while driving. The idea sparked much discussion, but an Oct. 14 story in the Oak Park Patch carried the headline: Relax: You Can Still Eat in Your Car.
Village spokesperson David Powers told Patch, "No specific direction was given on how to proceed beyond a general agreement that a discussion on ways to limit distracted driving should occur."
But now that the idea is out there, what do you think? With all the distractions drivers face, is eating while driving a public safety issue?
Last week's poll
Should the law license of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich be suspended? A total of 83 percent of Patch readers who answered the poll said yes; 17 percent said no.