There is a lot of talk about drugs and driving. The drug can be legal or illegal, prescription or over-the-counter. Some people think that it doesn’t matter if they are impaired by drugs when they drive.
But the risk rises for drivers who take certain medications, drink alcohol or use other substances while behind the wheel. The person who drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs might not realize how much their judgment will be impaired after taking medication before getting in their car to go home from work – especially if they’re feeling tired and distracted.
The person who takes certain medications, drinks alcohol or uses other substances while driving can be charged with impaired driving. It’s not only dangerous for the driver; it can also lead to deadly accidents and catastrophic consequences for those around them.
A person should always know their limits before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle after taking any substance that could impair their judgment on Pennsylvania roads, even if it is legal (e.g., caffeine).
No matter what someone is taking – whether prescription medication like Xanax or over-the-counter drugs such as Advil® – there are risks associated with getting behind the wheel when under the influence of these types of substances.