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Episode 1: Should you be driving after a concussion?

Driving following a concussion is risky, even after all concussion symptoms have resolved according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference this week. Driving is a series of complicated skills. Just think of all the processing and calculations the brain makes when you are driving.

The study looked at college students who suffered a concussion and compared them with a control group. Reaction and stopping time were examined when approaching a traffic signal that was changing from green to yellow and a child running in front of car. Drivers who had suffered a concussion had slower reaction time in both scenarios, even after all symptoms resolved. These findings have important implications for the millions of Americans who suffer a concussion each year It is important that before an individual resumes driving following a concussion, their reaction time and driving abilities be independently examined.

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