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Different ways that medication can affect your driving

People take prescription medication for all sorts of reasons. From helping with insomnia to relieving pain or anxiety, there are many different medications that people consume and they can affect the body in various ways. Sometimes, these medications can have a negative impact on a person’s driving abilities. For example, someone may feel drowsy or be unable to focus on the road because of how they feel after taking certain drugs.

Someone who has taken prescription medication may have more difficulty concentrating on the road and operating their vehicle properly. In fact, someone may even fall asleep or pass out while driving because they have taken too much of a certain drug or they were not aware of how a prescription would affect them. As a result, it is essential to be aware of the drugs you take and how they may affect your ability to drive.

Another concerning aspect of prescription drug use involves taking more than the recommended amount of a particular drug. This may be done accidentally by someone who is not used to taking a certain prescription or it may be done intentionally by someone who is struggling with an addiction or taking too much for recreational purposes. Regardless, taking too much of a prescription drug can have a major impact on a person’s ability to drive safe.

If you were hit by a driver whose abilities were adversely affected by prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol or any other factor, you may have legal options on the table.

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