In an effort to keep everyone safe on the road, a new online tool from AAA is designed to detail effects of medications on driving skills.
With each candle on your birthday cake comes an increased likelihood of having a medical condition that can affect safe driving—often requiring prescriptive and over-the-counter medication use to help manage them. Research shows that even the most common ingredients, like those found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines, can have the same effect on driving as being above the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration. The effects of certain medicine on driving skills can be dangerous.
Introducing Roadwise Rx
Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Roadwise Rx aims to educate drivers and their families about the possible side effects of their medications. The tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods, along with their interactions with each other, can impact safety behind the wheel.
Drivers are encouraged to discuss the confidential results with their doctor or pharmacist to learn how to mitigate possible crash risks.
Today's blog post was written by Steve Pacer, Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Western and Central New York.
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