Caffeine reduces long-distance driver crashes

The case-controlled study, led by the George Institute for Global Health, involved 530 long-distance drivers of commercial vehicles who were recently involved in a non-fatal crash and 517 who had not crashed in the last year.

They found drivers who consumed caffeinated substances were 63% less likely to crash, compared to drivers who did not take any caffeine.

“These findings suggest that the consumption of legal stimulants such as caffeine could be of value within the context of a multi-faceted strategy to manage fatigue to reduce the propensity for crashes among long distance commercial drivers,” the

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