Allergy Sufferer and NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Carl Edwards Drives Home the
Importance of Being Alert and Focused Behind the Wheel
KENILWORTH, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ --
ABOUT THE "CLEAR TO DRIVE" CAMPAIGN
Drowsy driving can put anyone at risk for an accident, and NASCAR
Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards wants to help make sure motorists know how
to stay alert while driving.
(To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/cleartodrive/32380/ )
Edwards, who suffers from allergies, has teamed up with the makers of the non-drowsy allergy medication, CLARITIN, for the "Clear to Drive" campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of drowsy driving and offers tips for preventing this growing problem, such as making sure people know how important it is to check medicine labels for warnings about drowsiness before they get behind the wheel.
The campaign is also working to educate allergy sufferers that there are effective, non-drowsy allergy medicines, such as CLARITIN, that are safe to take when driving. Always take medications as directed.
Many drivers don't realize that some common over-the-counter medicines may cause drowsiness.
In fact, according to a recent survey, four in 10 Americans (38%) report that there have been times when they were driving and realized the medicine they had taken was making them drowsy.
CARL EDWARDS: AN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE DRIVING
As a spokesperson for the "Clear to Drive" campaign, Edwards will record a radio announcement to raise awareness about drowsy driving, which can potentially result from taking medicines that may cause drowsiness.
The radio announcement will be available on cleartodrive.com -- a new
Web site that will provide valuable information on safe driving. The site
will also feature facts and statistics about drowsy driving and tips to
help you prevent this growing problem.
TIPS FOR PREVENTING DROWSY DRIVING
-- Always remember to check medicine labels, including allergy
medicines, for warnings about drowsiness before getting behind the
-- Avoid driving if you're feeling drowsy
-- Schedule breaks during long trips or arrange for a travel companion
-- Get adequate sleep
-- Stop driving if you start feeling drowsy behind the wheel
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more tips on safe driving and additional information about the "Clear to Drive" campaign, visit cleartodrive.com or contact Julie Lux at (908) 298-4774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information from Carl Edwards or others involved in the "Clear to Drive" campaign, please contact Amy Antos at (212) 704-4451 or email@example.com.
To speak with an allergist or other health care professional about tips for relieving allergy symptoms and the importance of reading medication labels, please contact Caitlin Allen at (212) 704-8257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|SOURCE Claritin Clear To Drive|
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