A cold hits drivers like four double whiskies!

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A decrease in driving ability has been found of over 50% when cold sufferers were subjected to tests.  This is the equivalent of downing more than four double whiskies!

This type of driving ability can lead to an accident.  It has been proven that reaction times drop, sudden braking became more frequent and cornering became eratic as the motorist was less aware of surrounding traffic.

The insurance industry are blaming under the weather motorists for thousands of accidents. The advice given is that if you are feeling unwell, don't drive!  If you have to go out then get somebody else to drive you. Other drivers are also warned that they should be aware of those around them.  If they see someone in a car sneezing they need to be prepared for the unexpected and to keep their distance.  The Police  have advised that drivers that get behind a wheel whilst suffering from a heavy cold could be prosecuted. You have been warned!

Kaye Mansbridge
Legal Executive - Personal Injury Team

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