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

 
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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.
 

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