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People take a variety of prescription medications to help with various ailments. Some people take one drug, while others are prescribed multiple prescriptions for a number of health issues they are struggling with. Unfortunately, these medications can have unwanted side effects and they can create other problems in one’s life, in ways that some people may overlook. For example, someone may be likely to cause a car accident after taking a certain type of prescription. If you take prescription drugs that could impact your driving abilities, be mindful of these risks and stay off of the road if your driving abilities are affected.

Unfortunately, many people have not taken this advice and have gotten behind the wheel even though they could not drive safely due to prescription medication. From painkillers to drugs that tackle insomnia and anxiety, prescription medication can affect people in many ways and leave someone very intoxicated. Prescriptions can also make a driver drowsy, even if they do not feel intoxicated, and this can lead to a crash as well.

Many people depend on prescription medication and it is important to draw attention to this risk factor. When a driver causes an accident that was preventable, they should have to answer for the pain and suffering that their actions have caused. Some people drive while impaired by prescriptions, even though they know better. For example, some people push themselves to get to or from work or take care of other responsibilities, but there is no excuse for driving when one’s abilities are impaired.

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