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Tired drivers could be in danger by relying on too many caffeine drinks to keep them awake, according to motoring experts.

High levels of caffeine can cause bad driving by making motorists more aggressive, leading to lapses of judgment followed by becoming wearier when the effect of the “kick” wears off.

Tyres and MOT retailer Halfords backed by the Institute of Advanced Motorists warns of the double jeopardy effect of the drinks.

Caffeine drinks are promoted as a cure for tiredness, but the lack of regulation and information about their effects and how much of the product should be consumed when driving, is causing concern.

The American Food and Drink Administration says excessive caffeine consumption from energy drinks or coffee can cause...

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