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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    it's always been illegal to eat and drive in the US. it's just become socially acceptable.
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    Shakes, I think you're mistaken. Back in 2001 when the cell phone ban was being worked out in New York, eating while driving was the other thing it addressed. That portion of the New York law was removed before the legislation passed.

    Texas and other states have talked about making laws to ban eating while driving, but as far as I know, none of those talks have made it to law yet.

    Of course, decisions like this are (and should be) made at the state level. Hanzacara makes a common mistake, I think, in assuming that there is a single US wide law defining video display. Likewise, anyone who asserts that it is flat out illegal to eat while driving in the US is also in danger to overstating things.

    It may be the law where you live, or in some cities, but it's not federal, and this website extends slightly further then your home neighborhood.

    Of course, my post only applies to the US. Hanzacara is referring to a California law. CA is big, but despite popular opinion, it's not the whole world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    Texas and other states have talked about making laws to ban eating while driving, but as far as I know, none of those talks have made it to law yet.
    doesn't texas have drive through liquor stores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    doesn't texas have drive through liquor stores?
    Yes, but they are package stores only. Ohio has plenty of drive-thru beer/wine package stores as well.
    Louisiana has drive-through daquiri bars.
    Supposedly the loophole goes like this:
    A cup can never technically be closed (sealed), ergo it cannot be included in open container laws like a can or bottle. The drive-thru place provides the straw for your frozen daquiri, and they have no control over your willingness to insert the straw into said daquiri, so long as you don't do it on their property.

    For those that have never been there, New Orleans (and surrounding areas) serve frozen daquiris the way 7-Eleven sells Slurpees. There are bars on Bourbon Street that have 31 different flavors of frozen daquiris. And of course there's people who treat 'em like Pokemon: gotta catch 'em all!
    They serve them in a plastic or styrofoam cup so you can sip your tasty alcholic beverage as you wander through the French Quarter. It's all perfectly legal. It's pretty cool, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Yes, but they are package stores only. Ohio has plenty of drive-thru beer/wine package stores as well.
    Louisiana has drive-through daquiri bars.
    Supposedly the loophole goes like this:
    A cup can never technically be closed (sealed), ergo it cannot be included in open container laws like a can or bottle. The drive-thru place provides the straw for your frozen daquiri, and they have no control over your willingness to insert the straw into said daquiri, so long as you don't do it on their property.

    For those that have never been there, New Orleans (and surrounding areas) serve frozen daquiris the way 7-Eleven sells Slurpees. There are bars on Bourbon Street that have 31 different flavors of frozen daquiris. And of course there's people who treat 'em like Pokemon: gotta catch 'em all!
    They serve them in a plastic or styrofoam cup so you can sip your tasty alcholic beverage as you wander through the French Quarter. It's all perfectly legal. It's pretty cool, too.
    and I thought it was a joke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    doesn't texas have drive through liquor stores?
    doesnt every state?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    If you're driving fast enough.
    Aim for the plate-glass windows....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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