Riding with a Cold More Dangerous than DUI?

Some studies in the UK show that riding with a cold is more dangerous than driving under influence.
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The Brits had reaction times tested with people who had a cold or flu and compared the results with the ones they got from the luckier guys who've had 4 pints of beer. Tests showed that the reaction time was down 36 milliseconds for those down with sickness, while the happy boozers were only 15 milliseconds slower.

Other interesting facts which allegedly came from the cold or flu were teh tendency to drive closer to other vehicles in traffic and the complete road unawareness for 2-3 seconds caused by occasional sneezing.

The test involved 50 people with varying severity of cold over three months, and results did not seem to differ with the severity. Alertness went down a third with the sick persons. No cold-fighting drugs have been involved, but it is widely known that some of them cause drowsiness and people taking them are forbidden to operate vehicles and machinery.

Far from being an irrefutable clinic test, these results simply show that riding with a cold raise the risks, and we just thought you should know this.
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