Hay fever risk for drivers!

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The police are apparently aware of this fact and whilst they sympathise with drivers, they consider it to be irresponsible to drive when you know you are affected as this could be an aggravating factor in any accident that led to a death or serious injury, turning a careless act into a dangerous one and exposing the driver to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.  Insurers are also aware of this and I wonder if they would use the situation to try and invalidate an insurance policy were you to claim on it following an accident?

Something else to consider is that the medication taken to combat hay fever may have a side effect of drowsiness so you need to read the labels carefully for any medication taken for specific warnings.Also young motorists are more at risk from hay fever which affects almost one in two drivers aged 18 to 25, compared to 20 per cent of motorists aged 50 and over and twice as many people suffer from hay fever today, compared with 20 years ago and some allergy experts predict the number of sufferers could triple over the next two decades. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1379147/Millions-driving-virtually-blind-hay-fever.html#ixzz1KAnFPEnV

Claire Howard is a Partner in the Personal Injury team.

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