We all know the dangers of drunk driving, but medicated driving is also a problem that the Hawaii State Department of Transportation wants you to know about. Many drugs affect driving skills such as coordination, reaction time, judgment, tracking, attention and perception.
Some of the medications and supplements people are taking may cause a variety of reactions like sleepiness, blurred vision, dizziness, slowed movement, fainting, nausea and inability to focus or pay attention. Honolulu Police Sergeant Ben Moszkowicz and Hawaii Pharmacists Association President Pat Takenishi talk about the dangers of medicated driving. They also go over tips and questions you need to ask your doctor when you take prescription drugs.