There is an increasing amount of information and guidance for athletes returning to the playing field following a concussion—but what about anyone, non-athletes included, who plan to drive a vehicle?
Research done by the UGA Concussion Lab has shed new light on the negative effects concussions and head injuries have on driving, and were recently highlighted in a story in the Ottawa Citizen.
Julianne Schmidt, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and lead author of the driving studies, added that it's not as simple as banning driving until symptoms go away. "We have to think about the negative consequences that could actually deter people from seeking care to begin with," she cautioned.
Related links: Department of Kinesiology