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To help you stay alert and safe while driving, you should ____________________.

A avoid medications that can cause drowsiness.

Some prescription and over-the-counter drugs, however, can produce drowsiness, sleepiness, or poor coordination, making them unsafe for CMV operators. If you have any questions regarding a medication's side effects, check the warning label or ask your pharmacist or doctor. Never use coffee, fresh air, or, especially, alcohol to combat tiredness. Sleeping till you are rested is the only "cure" for being tired.