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Caffeine and the risk of a motorcycle collision

| Nov 26, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are many risk factors that are often overlooked when it comes to motorcycle crashes. For example, while many people recognize the dangers that are associated with drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle, some do not think about the potential dangers associated with caffeine consumption. These risks can be especially serious when one drinks too much caffeine or takes too many caffeine pills to stay alert. For example, motorcyclists may have a rapid heart rate, become very stressed out or lose their ability to focus on the road.

Excessive caffeine consumption can happen in various ways. In some instances, a person may not realize that they have had too much coffee, or they may not be used to drinking energy drinks. Some people can even have panic attacks after drinking too much caffeine, which can be disastrous on the road. Others may drink a lot of caffeine because they are very tired, while some may intentionally have too many energy drinks or too much coffee. Either way, motorcyclists should always be careful and it may be a good idea to avoid taking to the road after drinking an excessive amount of caffeine.

Not only do motorcyclists have to watch out when it comes to excessive caffeine consumption, but drivers should as well. A driver who has had too much coffee or too many energy drinks may be more likely to collide with a motorcyclist, whether they drive too fast or aggressively or have difficulty paying attention to the road. Visit other sections on our site to read more about some of the consequences associated with motorcycle wrecks.

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