Is it Safe to Drive With a Hangover?

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Being hungover is never fun. So many of us have experienced the headache, nausea, and the general feeling of regretting the prior night. You, in your drunken state, made a good choice not to drive last night, but now the next morning, you have somewhere to go, is it safe to drive hungover?

If you’ve ever experienced a hangover, you can probably guess the answer. No matter how good of a driver you might be when you are sober, when you are hungover, that pounding headache will distract you from that ball that just rolled onto the road, and your reaction time will simply not be up to par.

According to the University of the West of England, driving with a hangover can be just as life threatening as driving drunk. This study had participants who had been drinking the previous night perform a 20 minute driving simulation to portray the commute to work. The results showed participants with a significantly decreased response times, increased driving errors, and greater speed variability over their sober selves.

A complimentary study done by Utrecht University had the same results. The participants were put in a situation where they had to stop and go, simulating traffic with lights. The participants experienced delayed reaction times and drive course variations, such as weaving. While these participants had no alcohol in their system, their performance driving was similar to that of a drunk driver.

Simply put, if you are not sober and rested, you are a safety hazard to everyone on the road. Consider grabbing a taxi or an Uber, jumping on public transportation, or having you sober rested friend giving you a ride to your destination. If you have your car with you, return for it when you are feeling normal and awake. Remember, when you drive, you are responsible for the lives of the people around you as well.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
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Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
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Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
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Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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