More and more, it seems our doctors are prescribing medications that “Might Cause Impairment”. When you go to the doctor and are given a prescription, how often does the doctor tell you not to drive? In most instances, the burden falls on the pharmacy to make sure you know how to take the medicine, i.e.; with or without food, at night, when needed, 1 or 2 pills, etc. How often do you recall the pharmacist talking about the care and caution you need to exercise before driving? Then there is the paper attached to the bag with the prescription that lists every possible side effect that they can possibly think of. I’m not sure who comes up with the list but it’s clearly designed to protect everyone from the drug maker to the last person you talk to before taking the medication.
I have no idea whether Tiger Woods was adequately advised but will reserve my judgment until I have all the relevant information. It is certainly possible that he pulled over as soon as he realized something was wrong. The video of Tiger Woods on the roadside doesn’t tell the whole story.