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Recent study suggests that being dehydrated can impair your driving just as much as alcohol




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A recent study conducted by Loughborough University in the UK suggests that people who drive whilst being dehydrated can be just as reckless as those who drive whilst being heavily intoxicated.

The study suggests that motoristsĀ  run the risk of making many mistakes when they are dehydrated, it is understood that drivers make numerous mistakes such as late braking and lane drifting, when they don’t have enough fluids in their system.

Mayo Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons, believes that the research is completely accurate, saying that 95% of all road accidents in Ireland are down to driver error. Mr Gibbons cited dehydration and fatigue being one of the biggest causes along with alcohol consumption.

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