Drinking (Water) While Driving: Study Shows Dehydration Can Increase Driver Errors

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Online, Distracted Driving, Driving and Safety Tips, news

 
water-glass
 
Not staying hydrated can affect your skills as a driver, and cause more errors on the road.

That’s according to a new study conducted in the United Kingdom, where men in their early twenties took part in two driving experiments that tested their driving skills, once while well hydrated, and once while dehydrated.

The results of the experiment showed over twice as many driving errors when dehydrated, errors which increased at a much faster rate when dehydrated, as the trial went on. In fact, the amount of errors was comparable to the rate of errors when driving with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content–the legal limit in most U.S. states.

Though this study should be taken with a pinch of salt, it does give a good idea of just how important it is to stay hydrated while driving–especially in these warm summer months. Who knows? You might just end up saving yourself some money on a traffic ticket.

Read more about the study on The Wall Street Journal via foxnews.com.
 

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 81047 ratings and reviews.

Mike TX, United States
Easy to do
David TX, United States
Video options save a lot of time
Caleb
Over all it’s been very easy to deal with. So thanks
Fernando
sign up process is quick and simple!
Erica
Easy so far. I like the options
James
Easy and fast to sign up for.
hunter
easy set up
Octavio TX, United States
I enjoyed the intuitive ease of use.
Brooke
Easy to use
Laura
Simple and convenient.
Maria
user friendly
James
Easy website use
CLAIRE
Quick and to the point!
jaiden
quick and easy
Derek TX, United States
simple and fast
Aaron TX, United States
Two thumbs up!!!
Hope United States
Easy process
Jere
Great
Lindsay
easy and self explanatory
Francisco
best price
Garrett
Clear and simple explanations of the differences between the video and text course. Quick and straightforward registration and payment process.
Crystal
Very clear and easy to follow
Allyson
Quick and easy registration
James
quick
Nicholas
Awesome!
Ty
Very Easy to Register
John United States
It's a good resource
Haley TX, United States
It was simple, and easy to get my ticket from going on my record!
Bonnita United States
Great website
Baylee TX, United States
It's easy and self-explanatory
Timothy
Very Good!!
stephen
Easy to find and to work with. Site is very good.
Amanda
Easy to use
johnny
very professional
Allen
easy and fast
Michelle
Wonderful course
Baleigh TX, United States
very quick and easy to start the process and love the fact that you can complete at anytime on a desktop, or mobile device.
Rolando
really fast and smooth. love it
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course