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by Staff Blogger | September 16, 2020

The risks of driving under the influence of alcohol are well known. Law enforcement agencies and public health organizations spend a lot of money on education and enforcement campaigns. In addition, there’s a good chance you’ve even driven through a DUI checkpoint or two in your life.

But alcohol isn’t the only thing that causes impairment—or increases the risk of being involved in a crash. Certain types of drugs can also make you significantly more dangerous to others behind the wheel. Those drugs aren’t necessarily illegal, either, as many prescription and even over-the-counter medications have the potential to cause impairments to focus, memory, motor skills, and more.

Examples of dangerous drugs include:

It’s important to ask your doctor about whether it’s safe to drive when you’re prescribed a new medication. In addition, check the labels of any medications you take, even over-the-counter ones, as drowsiness is a common side effect.

At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to help anyone hurt in a crash caused by a negligent driver, whether they were impaired or simply didn’t follow traffic laws. If you or someone you love was injured, contact our Nashville auto accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

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