Posted by Aston Avery

Drivers unkowingly risking lives on UK roads

Nearly a third of UK motorists could be unknowingly putting their lives, and those of other road users at risk, as they get behind the wheel with dangerous amounts of medication in their system.

Research from the UK’s leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has revealed a hidden drug-driving problem, but surprisingly the drugs in question are not illicit substances, such as cannabis or cocaine, but everyday prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications, including antihistamines, painkillers and antidepressants.

31 per cent of drivers do not know how long they should wait before driving after taking their medication, while 30 per cent do not know what the maximum dose of a prescription medication is before it will impact their driving.

Aston spoke to Antony Kildare, CEO of IAM RoadSmart.

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