GEM Issues Medicines Warning As Colds And Flu Season Arrives
08/12/16 from GEM Motoring Assist
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is 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 and ‘flu treatments, painkillers and other drugs can cause drowsiness, reducing a driver’s ability to concentrate on the driving task. Not only that, but driving under the influence of drugs, even some prescribed by a doctor, is a criminal offence.
GEM’s leaflet, ‘Don’t Motor On Meds’, has more details on the potentially dangerous effects some medicines bring. There is also a short video, funded by the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Charity, which sets out how certain medicines can affect driving. Follow GEM on Twitter@MotoringAssist.