Researchers from France's National Institute for Medical Research surveyed 20,000 people. And they found that being recently divorced or separated didn't mix well with driving. Specifically, it increased a person's risk of getting into a car accident by a staggering 400 percent.
In fact, in France, driving while broken-hearted accounts for 170 deaths and 3000 injuries each year.
The lead researcher said the increased risk of a car crash is probably because of two factors: emotional stress and the use of antidepressants. The stress interferes with your good judgment, and the medication can slow your reaction time. And as you can guess, that's a deadly combination.
So if you're nursing a broken heart, you might want to cut back on your driving. And if you can't, at least be extra careful when you're out on the road.