There are simple steps you can take to avoid driving while you’re impaired by drugs or alcohol:
- make sure you have a plan to get home safely
- ask your doctor or pharmacist about side effects related to driving when using prescription medication
- read the information on the package of any prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine, including allergy and cold remedies
- ask your doctor or pharmacist about how a prescription drug could affect you- drugs and alcohol together can impair your driving even more than either one alone
Remember, fatigue and stress will also affect your ability to drive safely.