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Driving sick may be like driving drunk

February 2, 2009 12:59:35 PM PST
If you're feeling under the weather, you may want to think twice about getting behind the wheel.A British insurance agency tested healthy adults and those with colds, headaches and stress.

The agency found that drivers who were sick were 11 percent slower in their reaction time, which is about the same as drinking a double shot of hard liquor.

Drivers with the flu needed an extra three feet to stop while traveling 30 miles per hour.


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