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Flu season and car crashes

Auto accidents are caused by many different things, such as reckless behavior and bad weather. However, drivers should be aware of less common causes also. For example, someone who is sick may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle wreck for various reasons and this becomes especially concerning during the flu season. If you are sick and need to drive, it is vital to make sure that you are able to safely operate a vehicle and that you do not put any lives at risk, including your own. Unfortunately, some people do not follow this advice, especially if they need to get to work or take care of some other responsibility.

Driving while sick can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Someone who has the flu, for example, may not be sleeping well due to their illness and they may be very tired. Headaches and other flu symptoms can also get in the way of a person’s ability to drive. For example, someone may lose mental focus or take their hands off of the wheel to blow their nose or reach for flu medicine. Moreover, drugs that are taken to help with flu symptoms can make people drowsy, which is very dangerous on the road.

Ultimately, there are a number of ways in which the flu and other illnesses can have an adverse impact on a person’s ability to drive. With flu season approaching, it is important to be aware of these issues and for drivers to always focus on staying safe while behind the wheel.

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