Traffic School, Drivers Ed Answers ★ Illegal and Over-the-counter Drugs, Medicines Impair your Driving 1

Side effects of legal drugs that can impair your driving include _________.
A.) increased visual acuity
B.) slowed reaction time
C.) reduced traction
D.) distraction

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slowed reaction time

All legal drugs carry __________.
A.) will not have side effects
B.) can be refilled at any time
C.) warning labels
D.) can be taken without worry

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warning labels

Many cough medicines are alcohol based:
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

EXPLANATION: Many cough medicines, cold liquids and other over-the-counter products contain some alcohol. Because it is an excellent solvent

Cold medicines can __________.
A.) never be used when driving
B.) be taken without worry
C.) always be used when driving
D.) have side effects that slow your ability to think and react quickly

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have side effects that slow your ability to think and react quickly

If you are ill and taking cough medicine while driving?
A.) You may be cited for driving while impaired
B.) You only have to worry if the medicine is by prescription
C.) You can drive and take medication without any consequences.

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You may be cited for driving while impaired

Some drugs, like Tylenol, are available over the counter because they are safe in any dose.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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False

A drug is __________.
A.) an illegal substance
B.) any chemical administered to a person as a medicinal treatment
C.) any medicinal chemical other than alcohol
D.) None of the above

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any chemical administered to a person as a medicinal treatment

Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?
A.) Cough syrups and cold tablets containing codeine or antihistamines
B.) Beer, wine, and hard alcohol
C.) Tranquilizers, marijuana, and sedatives
D.) All of these answers are correct

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All of these answers are correct

Substances which change the central nervous system include prescription, ______________, and illegal drugs.
A.) Over-the-counter
B.) Mescaline
C.) LSD
D.) Cocaine

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Over-the-counter

Over-the-counter drugs can cause reactions similar to many of the illegal drugs.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Over the counter drugs do not cause similar reactions as do many illegal drugs.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE

Over the counter and prescription medicines do not contribute to society's drug problems.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE

True or False: Driving a motor vehicle after taking substances which alter the central nervous system can have side effects which include impaired attention, reaction time, and vision.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Driving a motor vehicle after taking substances which alter the central nervous system can have side effects which include:
A.) impaired attention
B.) reaction time
C.) vision
D.) all of the above

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all of the above

When feeling ill, taking medication before driving
A.) Is safe because if you are ill, you are responsible for your well-being and responsible to protect other roadway users
B.) May cause certain side effects, but will not have an impact on your driving ability or your ability to think
C.) Is dangerous for you and others because it may slow your reaction time and the ability to make rapid corrective actions while driving
D.) Is okay, as long as you take the medication with water, and wait at least 30 minutes before getting behind the wheel

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Is dangerous for you and others because it may slow your reaction time and the ability to make rapid corrective actions while driving

If an over-the-counter drug might affect your ability to drive, it will:
A.) Be very expensive
B.) Have a warning label on the package
C.) Not be available over-the-counter

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Have a warning label on the package

You must read labels carefully and ___________ after taking any drug, including over-the-counter drugs, that might impair your driving.
A.) drive carefully
B.) drive more slowly
C.) never drive

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never drive

You don't need to read warning labels for over-the-counter drugs.
➜ True or False: You don’t need to read warning labels for over-the-counter drugs.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE

When taking any type of medication, be sure to __________.
➜ When taking any type of medication be sure to blank
A.) take with food
B.) take with plenty of water
C.) not drink alcohol
D.) read the warning label

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read the warning label

If a person takes a medicine and then drinks an alcoholic beverage, the chances are that the
A.) drug will cancel the alcohol effects.
B.) alcohol will cancel the drug effects.
C.) effects of both the drug and drink will be multiplied.
D.) user will be more alert.

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effects of both the drug and drink will be multiplied.

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