Driving While Drowsy: Allergy Meds = .03 BAC

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Sir, how many Claritins have you had tonight?!?

Apparently, your allergies aren’t just annoying, they’re big trouble when you’re behind the wheel.  A new study from The Netherlands has found drivers with classic allergy symptoms — coughing, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes — were just as impaired as drivers with a .03 blood alcohol level.

Yeah, the people tested drove 60 minutes with a camera recording when they swerved; apparently, allergy symptoms make you feel flu-like, which not.  Good.

And, here in DFW, we know a thing or two about allergy season, which seems to be year-round, right?  So, what’s it going to be?  Sneezing or swerving?

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