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AAA Foundation warns of driving risks for seniors on medication

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According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a record amount of adults 65 and older are on the roads. According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a record amount of adults 65 and older are on the roads.

AAA is warning older drivers that taking multiple medications could impair their driving and increase their risk of being involved in a traffic accident.

According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a record amount of adults 65 and older are on the roads. They also say that some of the most common medications taken by seniors can affect their ability drive. If they go to more than one doctor they may not realize how their different medications interact with each other. Because of that, they need to be extra vigilant at their appointments.

"Drivers should come prepared to their appointment," said Kimberly Schwind, Senior Public Relations Manager for AAA Ohio Auto Club. "Make sure that you have a list of all your medications and vitamins and supplements that you're on. Bring those with you and show them to your doctor and ask questions about potential side effects or interactions that could impact your driving. 

Schwind says that if any of those medications do have potential impairing side effects, seniors should ask their doctors about alternative solutions. 

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