Rx Medications & Poly-Drugged Driving

Together we can eliminate drug-impaired driving and keep our roadways safe for everyone .

Driving under the influence of any drug, including impairing prescription medication, all too often has tragic consequences. Combining one or more impairing substance is even more dangerous than using each substance alone, leading to greater impairment and a greater risk of causing a crash. The growing number of victims of drug-impaired driving are at the heart of our efforts to bring attention to this increasing threat on our roads. We need everyone’s help to stop these senseless and 100 percent preventable crimes. Please talk to your medical provider about your medications, their potential side effects and any potential interactions that could affect your driving. Read the warning labels on prescription and over-the-counter medications and take them seriously. Driving after consuming impairing substances is a serious crime that can lead to traumatic, irreversible consequences. Designate a non-drinking, non-consuming driver after consuming any impairing substance and if side effects of medications are not fully understood. Don’t risk your life and the lives of others by driving impaired. Together we can eliminate drug-impaired driving and keep our roadways safe for everyone. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP THESE SENSELESS TRAGEDIES. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: • TALK TO YOUR MEDICAL PROVIDER ABOUT YOUR MEDICATIONS, SIDE EFFECTS AND POTENTIAL INTERACTIONS THAT COULD AFFECT DRIVING. • READ WARNING LABELS ON PRESCRIPTIONS AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS AND TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY. • DESIGNATE A NON-DRINKING, NON-CONSUMING DRIVER AFTER CONSUMING ANY IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE.

MADD is grateful to General Motors for their continued dedication to saving lives on our nation’s roadways.

METHODOLOGY The MADD Drugged Driving Survey was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs using the KnowledgePanel—the only large-scale representative panel of the adult population in the U.S. for whichmembers are recruited using a probability-based address-based sampling methodology. In order to maintain full representation of all adults, households without Internet access are provided internet-enabled devices and ISP as well. From June 4-6, 2021, a random sample of 2,026 adults, across the U.S. were interviewed.


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