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How dangerous is driving on a prescription?

Ohio residents like you share the road with plenty of other drivers every day. Some may be traveling while on prescription medication. While it might not be a thought that crosses your mind often, this can actually pose a threat to you. But just how dangerous is it for drivers on prescription drugs to be on the road?

FindLaw takes a look at some of the more severe consequences of driving while on prescription medication. In fact, one potential consequence that these drivers can face is a DUI charge, despite the fact that no illegal drugs or alcohol are involved. Why is this? In short, it's because drivers using prescriptions can actually end up suffering from symptoms that mimic a driver who is drunk or using illegal substances.

Unfortunately for you, this poses a big risk. Drivers using prescription drugs don't have to worry about the stigma that DUI's usually carry when it comes to illegal drugs or alcohol. This may make them feel as though they are safe to drive when they actually aren't. They can be prone to falling asleep at the wheel, swerving, drifting into other lanes, and not noticing issues in time to correct themselves or avoid the dangers at hand.

All of these behaviors can put you at risk. If you have ended up in a crash with a driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages or injuries that you sustained at the time and could benefit from discussing the situation with a legal professional.

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