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Alert over drive home.

Holidaymakers re-turning home could be a danger on the roads because of a condition identified as "driver lag", a new report warns.

The problem was similar to jet lag but affected the safety of people driving home from an airport, research found.

The condition could be contributing to 60,000 accidents or other driving incidents in airport car parks or as people travelled home after landing back in the UK, according to a study by Privilege Insurance.

More than a million people drove home from the airport after having a holiday despite suffering from driver lag, the report claimed.

A survey of more than 2,000 adults showed 4% admitted they lost concentration or were driving too fast as they left an airport.

Around 3% said they stalled their car trying to leave the car park.

Some of those questioned said they were more irritable with other motorists and conceded that their reaction times were slower.

More than a third of those polled said they were tired because they had not slept on the flight home.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 12, 2005
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