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Case NOTES: Medicine risk to motorists.

Byline: Edited by Greg Tindle

UP to 25 per cent of the 28 million motorists in the UK could be risking their own and other road users' lives by using their cars even when they know that medicines they are taking may impair their driving ability, according to new research by motoring organisation RAC.

An even higher proportion, three out of every 10 drivers, never read the labelling on their prescription or overthecounter medicines before deciding whether or not to get behind the wheel.

The new findings, part of the RAC Report on Motoring 2003: Drink, Drugs and Driving and reveal that most motorists would like clearer and more easily understood guidance on the dangers of driving after taking medicines.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 4, 2003
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