Although there's probably far too many cheeky puns and wordplay with Nissan's latest public service announcement, we urge you to take it seriously. Why? That's because it is a real problem.

It may seem silly but people are prone to making bad decisions behind the wheel. If you never thought about fueling yourself up before hitting the road, you could be putting yourself — and others — at risk.

That's because dehydrated driving is equally as bad as drunk driving. 

According to Nissan, dehydrated drivers make double the mistakes of normal drivers in action. This is the equivalent of being over the driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) threshold. And, because the symptoms can easily be confused with other issues it goes unchecked. 

I actually experienced this first hand last week when returning from a trip way out east in Long Island. Coming back and behind the wheel for three and a half hours, I found myself lethargic, not as sharp as usual and not quite right. When I got home and slugged a Gatorade, the haze lifted and I was back to my old self. 

That being said, make sure to drink (water) and drive, Spies!

Nissan is raising awareness that people should hit the bottle before driving, referring to water and not alcohol.

Nissan Gives Us Some Reasons To DRINK (Water) And DRIVE

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