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Driving Under The Influence
Take their keys away: When trying to keep someone from driving under the influence, you are reasoning with someone who has impaired reasoning. If they cannot be reasoned with action may be necessary. ...Read more
Inattention: Loss of coordination, mva and death/death of someone else. Just don't do it! ...Read more
Take their: Keys! Do what ever it takes to keep them from driving. ...Read more
Intoxication: Any psychoactive drug can impair ones ability to perform even the most menial and familiar tasks. Some drug effects are more obvious than others (alcohol, for instance) while others may have more subtle effects. If a psychoactive drug is prescribed (a pain killer for instance) a warning will appear on the label. ...Read more
No: But be careful the first time you use it. ...Read more
Can you be arrested for driving under the influence of wellbutrin (bupropion) or other psychiatric meds?
Maybe: Different states have different laws. Most states have laws against impaired driving. Some states include prescribed medications as well. ...Read more
I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a
Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more
If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?
Xanax (alprazolam) will be detectable in a urinalysis test for up to 3 days.
A urinalysis test result can be extremely variable based on a persons weight, body mass index, fluid intake and amount of exercise one does.
Also, if you have a prescription for xanax (alprazolam) is will be important to bring this information forward during your case. Best of luck. ...Read more
Money, addiction: Our biology makes us want to crave certain drugs which enhance experience, diminish stress or simply blot out our troubles. Suppliers of drugs take advantage of these needs by selling drugs, getting people 'hooked', and controlling this market. Drug use would diminish substantially if there were no profit. ...Read more
Blacking out: Blacking out while driving can occur for many different medical problems. This can pose a public safety concern! Please be evaluated by your physician if you feel that you may be experiencing black outs during driving. ...Read more
Turn around: If you encounter a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road with water rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and move to higher ground as soon as possible. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of rapidly moving water. ...Read more
RETest: If you are suspicious that driving might be dangerous; an anonymous report to the dmv would result in retesting for vision and driving skills. Sometimes they are able to show that driving is still possible if limited to daytime driving or under special circumstances. This can get you as a family member out of the position of being the "bad guy" and provides an objective evaulation of them. ...Read more
Location > important: Considering variables like rural vs urban & access; I consider location more important than time of day for initial lessons. Once you get a handle on basic skills in an empty parking lot, consider avoiding the known danger periods. Night is off limits for 6 mo, busy times (6-9am& 4-6pm) & dusk all see higher crash frequency. ...Read more
Get checked: You need to be screened for night blindness. There actually is vitamin A deficiency around, and several retinal diseases can show up this way. Often people with night blindness don't realize they have it. There may also be a sensory processing problem. Please stay safe. ...Read more
Check your state:
"visual acuity screening standard is 20/40 or better with both eyes together, no worse than 20/70 in the poorer eye. Drivers who fail the vision screening are referred to a vision specialist.
Drivers with visual acuity of 20/200 or worse may not be licensed to drive. Drivers may use bioptic telescopes for driving, but may not use them to meet the vision standard". ...Read more
Pull off the: Road. Use the steering wheel to give yourself a modified Heimlich maneuver if needed. Press 911 on your cell phone if you continue to choke. ...Read more
Varies by State: Most states set a limit of 20/40 in the best eye for their limit. There is some variation by each state. Check with your department of motor vehicles for the rules in your state. ...Read more
Time to go?: Criticism erodes love and the target's ability to function effectively. If your account is accurate, some people who try to be "helpful" never catch on that relationships are more important than being right. I trust you've talked to her and she will not alter her behavior. If you're here, you're an adult and should be able to leave this dysfunction. "that's her problem.". ...Read more
My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?
How can I control all my cravings for chocalate and sweets it's driving me crazy. I can't look at it!?
I had an episode of syncope while driving. Am I more likely to suffer this again having already had an episode of it?
It depends: The answer to this depends on the reason for the syncope, and whether it's been addressed & treated or not. Syncope can come from many sources -- drug effects, blood pressure problems, blood sugar problems, heart rhythm disturbances, etc. You really need to work with your own doctor about this -- could be fatal for you, your passengers, and other drivers if you don't. ...Read more