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Depression can be dangerous when it comes to driving

Auto accidents happen because of many different reasons, but some are caused by less common factors that can be hard to pinpoint. For example, someone who is struggling with depression may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for a variety of different reasons. In this post, we will look into some of the ways in which depression can play a role in motor vehicle collisions and draw attention to the importance of staying off the road if anything may affect your ability to drive.

Studying while driving

People may cause an auto collision because they are drunk, or because they did not get enough sleep the night before. Outside of fatigue and intoxication, all sorts of other auto accident risk factors exist, and some are not as common. For example, someone may cause a crash because they are trying to study while operating their vehicle. Whether a college student is trying to prepare for an exam, a high schooler is preparing for a quiz or an employee is trying to prepare for a test on their knowledge about a particular subject, there are all sorts of reasons why people may study while they drive. Unfortunately, this can be very distracting and may cause an accident.

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is used to assess the level of consciousness after a person has suffered from a brain injury. It uses a system of scoring based on responses to certain stimuli and has proven highly useful to medical professionals since 1974. Nurse.org offers the following information on the GCS and how it’s used.

Seat belts, accidents and abdominal injuries

On the road, you may encounter a number of different hazards. For example, you may come across potholes, pedestrians darting across the road, ice or any other number of things to watch out for. Moreover, there may be objects in your car that you need to watch out for and other unusual risk factors in a car crash. for example, you may sustain abdominal injuries from your seatbelt after you are involved in a wreck.

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