Midday drink causes dangerous driving

Staff
who have just a single drink at lunch time could become a menace on the roads,
according to the latest research.

Researchers
found a significant drop in people’s ability to drive even after a small amount
of alcohol.

A
study by the Sleep Research Centre discovered that drivers enjoying a drink at
midday were much more at risk than those who consumed alcohol in the evenings.

Scientists
believe the combination of lunch-time drinking followed by a lull in
concentration during the afternoon makes drivers far more dangerous behind the
wheel.

The
study found that alcohol consumption mixed with tiredness and a lack of
alertness put drivers more at risk of crashing, even though they might be below
the legal limit.

By Ross Wigham

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