This might sound a bit far fetched, but a sneezing fit brought on by hay fever could cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle.
Symptoms of hay fever including swollen and streaming eyes, a runny nose and repeated sneezing are all things that can distract you from the road. One in three drivers has admitted to being distracted by hay fever, while a quarter of drivers have said their driving has been impaired by the allergy.
It’s thought over 2 million drivers have had an accident, near miss or experienced a loss of control over their vehicle as a result of hay fever.
There are a number of remedies that can help, but if you’re going to take relief, make sure it’s a non-drowsy form, otherwise, your concentration levels will drop even lower.
Top tip: Keep your air conditioning filter system as maintained as possible! It is an effective defence for hay fever sufferers, as built-in pollen filters create a barrier against organic spores.