You’ve just been in an accident, and you know it wasn’t your fault. But the other driver seems off. Has he been drinking? There’s always that possibility, but there could be another explanation: He could be high on prescription drugs. How would you know? Here are five signs, as listed by the Mayo Clinic, that someone has been abusing prescription drugs.
While almost everyone is aware of the dangers of the drunk driving, too many aren’t as informed about the perils of “drugged driving”–or driving while under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs. Although the science behind drugged driving goes back 40 years, it’s only been in the last decade or so when the federal and state governments have made a concerted attempt to rein in this dangerous behavior and educate the public.