Driving with the flu can be hazardous

February 2, 2009 8:29:28 AM PST
A study by a British insurance company shows that driving with a severe cold or the flu could be as bad as drinking and driving. Lloyds TBS Insurance conducted a study using 50 healthy adults and 50 with colds, stress... and headaches.

The subjects were put through a driving hazard simulator. Results show drivers with colds were 11 percent slower in their reaction time. That's about the same as drinking a double shot of hard liquor.

Doctors say the symptoms of colds and flu can impair a driver's mood, concentration, reactions and judgment.