16 June 2015

Dehydration doubles driving mistakes

A recent study by Loughborough University has revealed that driving even mildly dehydrated more than doubles the amount of dangerous errors made by drivers.

In perspective, faults recorded were of a similar magnitude to those made by drivers over England’s drink-drive limit.

The study induced mild dehydration in participants, similar to that experienced by any driver who has had limited access to water over the course of a busy working day. In the upcoming summer months this state will only be achieved quicker as long journeys in hot vehicles will cause more rapid driver dehydration.

With driver errors accounting for 68% of all vehicle crashes in the UK, implications of driver dehydration may ultimately result in lost time and money whilst vehicles are off the road. 

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