These days, you’d have to be pretty clueless not to know that it’s a crime to talk on a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving in D.C. But what district residents may be less aware of is that since the July inception of the Distracted Driving Safety Act, city police have issued 285 tickets for other “distracting activities,” including eating Popeyes chicken, reading the New York Times, and changing shirts while driving. According to the act, distracting activities may include “reading, writing, performing personal grooming, interacting with pets or unsecured cargo,” as well as the particularly vague crime of “engaging in any other activity which causes distractions.” Lt. Byron Hope, the department’s traffic-safety coordinator, says that makeup application is particularly dangerous. “Lipstick only takes like a couple seconds, but mascara can take…a bit longer,” he says.—Jenny Mayo