Motorists who eat-and-drive risk more than just having egg on their faces.
As many as 20 per cent of motorists eat meals in their cars on journeys to and from work, leaving them liable to possible prosecution, a survey by The Co-Operative Motor Group found.
While it is not unlawful to eat in a car, motorists can be charged with careless driving or not being in proper control of their vehicle.
The poll of 2,000 motorists showed that around half eat on a long journey, more than 11 per cent have tucked into food on their way back from supermarkets and just under ten per cent have eaten on the school run.
Drivers in the Midlands were most likely to be eating while commuting, while drivers in the East Midlands were most likely to consume on the school run.