This Fact Sheet from CARRS-Q provides a synopsis on the facts, tips for staying safe and future directions.

  • Health professionals and researchers in Australia and internationally agree that the impairing effects of some medications can have potentially harmful effects on traffic safety.
  • Almost 1 in 4 Australian drivers ignore medication warning labels and continue to drive after taking prescription drugs.
  • Researchers and health professionals have called for improvements to medication classification and warning systems.