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Driving group warns of dangers of medication and motoring

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A leading roadside assistance company has warned drivers of new and used cars that they need to take extra care when the clocks go back.

Many motorists will be driving home from work in unfamiliar darkness from Monday, according to GEM Motoring Assist.

In addition, as flu season approaches, the firm is also warning drivers of new and used cars that driving under the influence of prescription medications can be very dangerous.

David Williams, GEM Motoring Assist chief executive officer, says that too many motorists fail to heed the warnings on medication packets and end up feeling drowsy at the wheel.

"It is vital that motorists who are taking medication consult their doctor or pharmacist to check that the drug will not adversely affect their driving," he said.

GEM Motoring Assist recently welcomed the changes to the driving test on its 75th anniversary, saying the new procedures will "keep drivers alert".ADNFCR-2576-ID-800200029-ADNFCR

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