You may not realise it but everyday medication such as cold and flu medicines and other over-the-counter medication, when twinned with driving, can have fatal consequences.
Driving under the influence of drugs, both illegal substances and prescribed medication is illegal.
Prescribed medication and over-the-counter drugs can seriously affect your driving without you even realising. Specifically, they can:
- Make you feel drowsy
- Blur your vision
- Slow your reaction times.
If you are on prescribed medication ask your doctor if it could affect your driving. If you purchase over-the-counter medication then ask the pharmacist whether you can drive whilst taking the medication, or check the box.