Recession may increase drivers’ risks

13.46 | 17 April 2009 |

Norwich Union has claimed that the recession may increase the risks faced by drivers in the UK, as pressure to work longer hours leaves them tempted to take to the roads when tired (Money News).

Mike Smith, commercial motor technical manager at Norwich Union, explained that as employees come under increasing pressure to work longer hours, they might find themselves driving home more tired than they would usually be.

He said: "Driving whilst tired means reaction times are slower and vigilance, alertness, concentration and the quality of decision-making are severely affected."

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