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Many older adults might be driving under the influence without even knowing it. Common drugs—from painkillers to beta-blockers—can impair driving abilities by causing dizziness, sleepiness and even disorientation. But seniors, who are more likely to take them, are rarely aware of the risk, according to a recent report [pdf] by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (and highlighted today by the Wall Street Journal).
Of the 630 55-plus individuals surveyed—92 percent of whom still drove—about 69 percent were taking at least one prescription medication that could impair their driving, but more than 80 percent had not been warned about the possible impact of these drugs on driving. And of those who were taking five or more of these potentially impairing drugs (about 10 percent of the respondents), only about 22 percent had "some awareness" of the side effects, leaving the rest in the dark when they got behind the wheel.
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Deadline: Jun 30 2013
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