DRIVERS could face a £1,000 fine for not drinking enough water.
The exemption makes it essential for drivers to quench their thirst after long journeys.
Dehydrated Drivers are considered just as dangerous on the road as someone who exceeds the blood alcohol limit.
According to research from Loughborough University, even mild cases have difficulty calculating errors at the wheel.
Not drinking enough water can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, fatigue, cramps and loss of concentration.
This could result in you being fined £1,000 if police believe you are not in proper control of the vehicle due to dehydration.
While it may mean stopping for more toilet trips, it’s an important factor in ensuring a safe journey.
Mike Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at Lease Optionsexplained: “We are used to checking the water and oil levels in our car before we drive, but how many people check their own water levels?
“When you start your car before a long-distance drive, you might not think that drinking an extra glass of water before leaving the house would affect your ability to drive, but you would be wrong.
“Drinking more water not only has a positive effect on the body, but also prevents dizziness or loss of concentration.”
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A previous survey by the company found that a whopping 84 percent of motorists believed driving under the influence of alcohol was far more dangerous than a lack of water.
And around three in five Brits were totally unaware of the risks.
With nearly 70 per cent of accidents on Britain’s roads being the result of driver error, dehydration could be a major factor in drivers losing concentration and being involved in a collision.
Brits are advised to drink some H20 before leaving and to take a water bottle with you on the trip.
This is particularly important in the summer months.
But drinking water or eating while driving can also be distracting and distracting Get you in trouble with the police for not having proper control of your vehicle.
Drivers should take regular breaks on long journeys – this is also a good opportunity to refill the water supply.
Avoiding excessive use of air conditioning will also help you avoid dehydration as it dries out the surrounding area.
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