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Concussions Shown to Have Long-term Effects on Drivers

According to a new study from the University of Georgia, the effects of a concussion can persist in drivers even after the immediate symptoms have subsided.

The study placed drivers into a simulator 48 hours after they could no longer feel the direct effects of a concussion. Once in the simulator, researchers noted that the participants were likely to drive erratically and have less control. In fact, the researchers also noted that the driving patterns of the participants at times appeared similar to someone driving under the influence of alcohol.

Filed under: Auto,Safety — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 10:32 pm March 15, 2017