This week, he is giving advice on the risks of the effects of legal drugs.
l When you begin a new medication, ask the doctor or pharmacist about the side effects.
l Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you drive for work.
l Read the leaflet and labels with the medication for advice concerning side effects.
l Many medications may affect your driving even though you feel fine.
l If your medicine makes you dizzy or drowsy and you need to drive, talk to your doctor about taking medication which doesn’t have these side effects.
Peter Rodger said: “Everyone knows that driving and taking illegal drugs is reckless and dangerous. But prescription and over-the-counter medication can also affect your ability to drive.”
To help drivers stay safe this winter, the IAM has launched a new website, drivingadvice.org.uk, with traffic updates, weather forecasts and tips on how to drive safely in winter.
Tips cover rain, snow, ice, fog and wind – everything you can expect in a typically unpredictable British winter. Check it out before you travel.