On Medications in addition to Driving…
GEM Motoring Assist will be warning motorists about the dangerous effects medication can have on driving.
As part of its long-term initiative to raise awareness, GEM has produced a free leaflet entitled ‘Don’t Motor on Meds’, which offers advice on driving while taking prescription drugs.
Some cold in addition to ‘flu treatments, painkillers in addition to some other drugs can cause drowsiness, reducing a driver’s ability to concentrate on the driving task. Not only which, although driving under the influence of drugs, even some prescribed by a doctor, will be a criminal offence.
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “You may not be aware which your driving can be compromised by medicinal drugs. Therefore you could be breaking the law without realising. So the item’s very important to read labels in addition to seek advice through healthcare professionals before driving. If you face a risk which your driving may be impaired, then either don’t drive or ask for a medicine which won’t cause drowsy side-effects.”
GEM has designed a leaflet, ‘Don’t Motor on Meds’, which has more details on the potentially dangerous effects some medicines bring.
There will be also a short video, funded by the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Charity, which sets out how certain medicines can affect driving.
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by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles