Sunday, February 1, 2009

Don't drive if you have the flu

According to the findings of a study in the United Kingdom, people who have a bad cold or the flu (the real flu, influenza, not a gastro bug) are just as dangerous on the roads as drunk drivers. An Australian study equated driving with the flu as the same as driving having just had two glasses of whisky.

In other words, any condition that slows  your reflexes or dulls your senses causes a dangerous driving environment. People are only now starting to realize the danger in driving while tired, perhaps we need to be more aware of our mental faculties in all cases.

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