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- Medications can make driving more dangerous
- July 21st, 2010 10:10 AM
When it comes to avoiding potentially fatal accidents, some people may find that their medications contribute to dangerous driving conditions.
Millions of Americans are taking prescriptions for diabetes, heart disease and a wide range of other conditions. These medications can have side effects that impair one’s ability to drive, especially if they are being taken in certain combinations.
In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has reported that 78 percent of drivers over the age of 55 take at least one medication, but only 28 percent of them were aware of the effect those medications could have on their driving abilities.
Less than 20 percent of those surveyed reported that they had received warnings from a healthcare professional about the impairing effects that their medications could have. The report also found that awareness of the effects of one’s medication tended to decrease with age.
With thousands of people dying in auto accidents each year, it makes sense to provide the family with long-term financial security by investing in a life insurance policy.
This article was originally published by Life Quotes, Inc.
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