Thursday, February 25, 2016
Driving and Wernicke-Korsakoff Encephalopathy
Lack of feeling in feet may contribute to confusing break pedal with gas pedal. If sudden stop of car is required, the foot may not find the break pedal in time to avoid collision.
Lack of feeling in hands may mean that if sudden change of direction is required, ie to miss a pedestrian crossing the street for example, or correct drift caused by gust of wind, proper quick reaction might fail because of miscalculating the amount of strength needed to grasp the steering wheel and initiate change of direction.
Lack of judgement and empathy may cause dangerous behavior, aggressive driving and using car as a weapon. Abusive language as a passenger has been observed during the past few years under ordinary traffic circumstances, ie green light changing to yellow then red just upon arriving at intersection, lack of use of light turn signals from car ahead, etc... During last years of driving, he would play chicken (simulate a head-on) with car in opposite direction who did not come to a complete stop at the stop sign.
Posted by Amie du Richelieu at 6:11 PM