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Do your medications affect your safe driving abilities? AAA offers free tool

Eight out of ten senior drivers age 65 and older take medications on a regular basis. And, despite high prescription and over-the-counter medication use, almost half of senior drivers using medications have never talked with their health care providers about how the drugs might affect their safe driving abilities.

Roadwise Rx is a free, confidential tool developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that adults can use to explore how medications may affect safe driving. Roadwise Rx offers a way for adults to record all of their medications in one central location. It provides customized feedback on how prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements and foods, as well as their interactions with each other, can affect safe driving. After receiving the confidential results, adults can share them with their doctor and pharmacist.

In addition, adults can print out and keep a copy of their medication list in their purse or wallet, so it's available in the event of an emergency. Having a detailed, easily accessible list of medications and dosages can be a lifesaving measure.

Visit www.seniordriving.AAA.com for details on Roadwise Rx.