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What are ways to drive more safely if I have multiple sclerosis?

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  • Visualize your route before you go. Think about the roads you’ll take and the things you usually see like traffic lights, bridges, or shopping centers. Think about where you’ll have to turn and what the streets look like. That can help you avoid getting confused or lost.
  • Don’t if you’re sick or run down.
  • Cut down on distractions. Turn off your phone and radio, and tell others in the car to keep conversation light.
  • Don’t drive when you know there will be heavy traffic or bad weather.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence: “Driving and MS.”

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, vice president, healthcare information and resources, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Driving with Multiple Sclerosis: Managing Major Changes.”

Reviewed by Heather Melendez on August 9, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence: “Driving and MS.”

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, vice president, healthcare information and resources, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Driving with Multiple Sclerosis: Managing Major Changes.”

Reviewed by Heather Melendez on August 9, 2020

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