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Caffeine may increase a driver’s accident risk

On Behalf of | May 4, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Drinking coffee may help you stay awake while you are at work. However, research has shown that drinking five cups of coffee or more per day can cause long-term health issues. These health issues can lead to an increased risk of being involved in an accident.

Drinking coffee can contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle

Drinking large amounts of caffeine each day can make it harder to get quality sleep at night. Research has also found that it can lead to an increased risk of smoking and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. Individuals who consumed significant amounts of coffee or caffeine on a regular basis were also likely to eat unhealthy food.

The potential link between coffee and higher accident rates

In an effort to determine the link between coffee consumption and truck accident rates, a study analyzed the habits of 3,007 truck drivers across eight states. The study subjects were divided into groups based on how much coffee they drank each day. Among high caffeine consumers, 27.8% had been in an accident in the previous three years. Those who were considered low consumption caffeine drinkers had an accident rate of 21.6%. Truck drivers were placed in the low consumption group if they drank only a single cup of coffee per day.

Occupants of other vehicles who are injured in big rig accidents may experience significant injuries that may cause them to miss work or miss out on other activities. If you have been a victim of truck driver negligence, it may be a good idea to have an attorney’s assistance when seeking compensation for your losses.