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Should you drive to work if you feel ill?

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2021 | Car Accidents

Driving your car to your New Mexico job when you feel too ill to operate a vehicle can cause a severe car accident. While staying at home may fail to earn approval from your supervisor, driving a car is a risk you do not want to take.

Should you drive if you have a terrible cold?

Do not drive if you have a runny nose or cough. Driving a vehicle under these conditions may lead to a car accident. Common sense dictates that the need to blow your nose repeatedly means your hands are not on the steering wheel during those moments. A few minutes of inattention caused by constant sneezing can cause car accidents. You may think it is acceptable to drive your car if you take cold medicine. Nonetheless, read the directions on your medicine bottle first because many medications cause fatigue.

Is it acceptable to drive if you have an eye or ear infection?

You should not drive a vehicle if an infection causes you to have blurry vision or impaired hearing. These conditions can lead to car accidents because you need to see and hear while driving a car.

What should you do if you have a stomach problem?

Do not drive if you feel nausea or the need to vomit. Stay in bed and rest if you have diarrhea because your symptoms may cause you to experience distractions while driving.

Do you have a painful back problem?

If so, do not drive to your place of employment. Back pain can distract you from noticing dangerous road conditions.

Call in sick if your symptoms indicate you will not have the ability to drive safely. A cautionary attitude can help you make the right decision regarding driving versus resting at home.