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Prescription medication and motorcycle wrecks

Motorcyclists are involved in collisions for many reasons, from fog and heavy rain to distracted drivers and carelessness. However, prescription medication is particularly concerning and has been responsible for many motorcycle collisions in recent years. Not only do some motorcyclists find themselves in serious crashes as a result of their consumption of certain prescriptions, but some are also hit by drivers who are drowsy and unable to focus on the road because of prescription drugs.

From medications that are supposed to eliminate anxiety to pain killers, there are all sorts of different drugs that people are prescribed. However, these drugs can cause a driver to become intoxicated and drowsy, even if they follow their physician’s recommendations. Moreover, some people abuse prescription drugs as well, which can be extremely dangerous and significantly interfere with a person’s driving abilities. Unfortunately, some drivers think that because a drug was prescribed by their doctor it is okay to get behind the wheel, even though they are impaired.

Motorcyclists who take prescription drugs may have more difficulty paying attention to the road and avoiding a crash, especially if they accidentally take too much of a particular medication or are taking a drug that they have been prescribed for the first time or have little experience with. It is important to be mindful of the way in which prescription drugs could affect your ability to ride a motorcycle and take action if you are hit by a driver for any reason. Our accident webpage has more related to motorcycle collisions.

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