Caffeine Supplements and Driving
When people hit the road for a long trip or for extended hours of late night driving, many will often stop for a cup of coffee, energy drink, or supplement packed with caffeine to keep them awake behind the wheel. Although caffeine consumption can keep drivers alert, it can also have serious side effects that could be dangerous. Though taking large doses of caffeine and driving has not received the attention that other reckless driving acts have, it can still lead to serious accidents.
Drivers who consume large amounts of caffeine put themselves and other drivers in harm’s way. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a dangerous driver, contact the Lake Geneva reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a legal professional today.
Potential Side Effects of Caffeine
Caffeine can be useful for giving drivers a quick shot of energy and focus, but excessive caffeine use can have serious side effects that could compromise a driver’s abilities. Some side effects include:
- Panic attacks
- Anger and frustration
- High blood pressure
If you are feeling tired, you should never get behind the wheel. Even if a drowsy driver takes large doses of caffeine, he or she could still be a serious threat to everyone on the road.
If you have been injured by a drowsy or reckless driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Lake Geneva reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options today.