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USA Today reports on a study by NPD Group saying that people are more likely than ever to order meals from their cars. The results of the study show that US consumers:

•Eat about 32 restaurant-purchased meals a person a year in their cars, up from 19 meals a person in 1985.

•Get 57 takeout restaurant meals for home a person a year, compared with 33 meals in 1985.

•Order 22 percent of restaurant meals from the car, up from 14 percent in 1998.

•Buy about 27 restaurant meals a person to take to work, up from 23 meals in 1985.

•Eat about 80 meals a person at restaurants, down from 93 in 1985.
KC's View:
We have to wonder at what point it will become illegal for drivers to actually eat in their cars, especially since there are an increasing number of laws preventing certain activities while driving. In Connecticut, a law just went into effect saying that not only can’t you use a hand-held cell phone while driving, but you can’t do anything that might distract from paying attention to the road.

Now, on the face of it, that seems to make sense. And we actually don’t mind turning off our cell phone while driving…it just means we can listen to more Jimmy Buffett and/or “Mike and the Mad Dog.”

But the long arm of governmental interference seems to be getting longer and longer.