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Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk

August 18, 2017, 9:32 am by Reuters Health News

Reuters Health - People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests.


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Reuters Health News : September 21, 2017, 11:59 am
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