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Cold cures an accident waiting to happen

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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THE common cold could be an accident waiting to happen as figures reveal that one in seven motorists who have taken cold or flu medication has suffered side effects behind the wheel as a result.

The figures follow a survey which showed that as many

as one in seven motorists who have taken cold or flu medication has suffered side effects behind the wheel as a result.

The survey, by confused.com showed that over two thirds of people are unaware that some medication can contain alcohol and the same number

admit they’ve driven after taking the medicines, despite the potential risks of drowsiness and reduced concentration levels.

One in six people believe there should be harsher penalties for those caught driving under the influence of cold and flu medication.

They believe drivers who have driven under the influence of cold/flu medication should be treated the same way by the police as drivers who have been caught driving under the influence of illegal drugs.

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