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  1. Health Complications That Can Cause Mishaps on the Road
    Car accidents are fairly common but there are several reasons that can lead to these mishaps. Here are a few medical risk factors discussed below:
    1. Anxiety
    The feeling of fear, worry, dread and/or apprehension in situation that seem minor to others is called anxiety. It can impair the ability to make decision during driving. It makes the process of safe driving touch by hampering with the focus and results in poor judgement. It can make drivers change lanes suddenly, drift into other lanes, or hit the brake or accelerate suddenly. Anxiety sufferers often express fear of being lost and overwhelmed and even dread of having an accident.
    2. Diabetes
    The chronic condition, Diabetes, associated with abnormal levels of sugar in the blood. Can damage various body parts and internal organs which can result in delayed reactions, confusion, visual disturbances, loss of consciousness. Diabetics are 12 to 19 percent more likely to have car accidents. Blurred vision and neuropathy can make reading traffic signs difficult and hitting the accelerator or brake harder that intended.
    3. Glaucoma
    Glaucoma is another condition of the eye and is used to describe several types of optic nerve affecting eye conditions. It is essentially increased by pressure on the eye. Glaucoma leads to both central and peripheral loss which can be especially dangerous combination in the viewpoint of driving. With advanced stage glaucoma, people may not be able to see car,s pedestrians, animals and several other objects from the front or side.
    4. Cataracts
    Cataracts are a eye conditions and can make the sufferer see cloudy, blurry and/or muted in color. People with cataracts can face an increased glare problem from headlight, halos around the light and countless instances of double vision while driving.
    5. Limited range of motion
    The range of motion is how much your joints and muscles can move. A deceased or limited range of motion can be a result of aging. And, it mostly occurs in the joints of the neck, shoulder, arms/hand, legs, feet, and trunk/spine. A limited range of motion makes driving unsafe and uncomfortable. It unables the driver to see adequately over the dashboard and over the shoulder to check for blind spots, to merge into traffic, turn the steering wheel , use the accelerators and brake pedals, etc.
    6. Multiple medication
    Many prescription and over-the counter drugs can impair the vision or driving ability in isolation. It can cause other symptoms like drowsiness, impaired vision, nausea, delayed reaction and lightheadedness. The medications can adversely affect the body system and ruin the alertness leading to accidents, sometimes even fatal.

    7. Macular degeneration
    Age related macular degeneration can distort the sharp central vision and over develop it. It can make lines blurry and make it to difficult to read and anticipate changes in movement or in distances. For drivers with impaired vision it is diffi

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