Drivers with sight, skin and hearing conditions should exercise extreme caution behind the wheel and understand the limitations that the treatment for them implies.
Traffic accidents are a major global problem. We believe that accident prevention strategies are needed to reduce road accidents which is why we have developed this exhaustive series of Topics which deal with virtually every possible factor that could influence driving. They are aimed at everybody with an interest in road safety who might have concerns about how an illness or treatment might affect them, but they may also provide a perfect tool for healthcare professionals as an essential aid for preventing accidents and raising society's awareness so that it can be used in the consulting room.
When patients with lower back pain are experiencing symptoms such as pain, loss of strength and sensory disorders, advise them against driving. By drawing this to their attention we will help avoid situations of risk on the road.
During the acute fever stage of urinary tract infections, we as doctors will advise against driving.
Acetylsalicylic acid, penicillin and its derivatives can cause platelet dysfunction.
Abdominal pain whether sharp, chronic or recurrent, interferes with driving.
Alcohol consumption causes behavioral transformation and physical disorders. It is also frequently responsible for the degeneration of the peripheral nerves and changes to the brain. By reminding patients to control their alcohol consumption we will avoid many traffic accidents.
It is important to be aware at all times about the side effects of any type of medication and to remember that it is prohibited to drive under the effects of alcohol and drugs.
By recommending against driving for the first three weeks after giving birth, we are looking out for the safety of our patients on the road.
As professionals, we have to be sure that elderly drivers are aware of their realistic capabilities, particularly with regard to sight, hearing, awareness and reflexes. We are the main supervisors of their road safety.