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Holidaymakers pose danger risk

10 August 2005
Thousands of holidaymakers returning from sunnier parts this year may pose a danger on the roads due to ‘drivers lag’, according to new research.

Over 60,000 accidents have been linked to this newly identified condition, says leading UK car insurance company, Privilege Insurance.

Leaving the plane and getting straight into the car could potentially be just as dangerous as drink driving, it seems.

“Our research shows people may be putting themselves and their passengers at risk by getting straight into their cars after landing,” managing director Ian Parker is reported to have said.

“Many people experience negative physical symptoms and a change in their driving behaviour following a flight.”

The company are advising drivers to take plenty of rest before attempting to drive home, or even to consider other forms of transport for the last leg of the journey.

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