US News: Prescription Drugs Clouding Drivers

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US News: Prescription Drugs Clouding Drivers

Prescription drugs and driving can be disastrous according to a new study released by the Public Health Reports.  It isn’t just young people either who are the culprits.  According to the study, ” the number of drugged drivers older than age 50 increased almost 12 percent.  The older age group also used the most prescription drugs, which was the drug category responsible for the most fatal crashes in 2010. In fact, prescription drugs accounted for almost half of the crashes, according to data in the study.”  This is a dangerous trend that is getting worse, not better.  This is one of the many reasons why we need more effective anti-drugged driving legislation.  We need to stop worrying about data driven approaches and start worrying about those dying on our roads.

See the full article here: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/06/23/drugged-drivers-use-more-prescription-drugs-multiple-drugs

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