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Have you ever gotten a bad headache or migraine while driving? This can be a very serious situation while driving. Be aware of the migraine symptoms as you might need to pull over in a safe location if you experience any of them.

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1) Nausea or vomiting. Throwing up while driving is extremely dangerous.
2) Visual aura. You may see spots, have tunnel vision, or be unable to see clearly around you. Or your vision may get blurry. These vision disturbances can be hazardous.
3) Photophobia/Phonophobia. This is an extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia) or sound (phonophobia) is common with migraines. This means sun glare or bright lights from other cars can make your migraines worse. So can honking horns or loud trucks.
4) Slower reflexes. You might feel dopey or just a little “off,” as if your thinking is foggy. You might not be able to hit the brakes in time or have trouble steering the car.
5) Paralysis. A rare form of migraine can cause weakness on one side of your body when the migraine starts. You shouldn’t drive or use any machinery if you have this type of migraine.
6) Vertigo. This will make you feel like the car/room is spinning.
7) Tinnitus. This causes a distraction to you from the intense ringing in your ear(s).

Any migraine "abortive" medications in the family of triptans might cause dizziness or disorientation.

If you get a bad headache or migraine while driving, pull over to a safe location and call your friends/family or 911 for help. Please do not continue driving.
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If you get into a crash during the COVID-19 outbreak, how should you go about exchanging information with another driver?

After a crash with another driver, we all get out of our vehicles to go see the other driver and to exchange insurance info and driver's licenses. How can you stay safe from COVID-19 while you are doing this? AFODS has some thoughts...

1) Make sure to always have a mask with you in your vehicle. If possible, keep a couple in your car.
2) Keep a spare pair of nitrile/latex gloves with you and put them on in the event of a crash (or anything else, really).
3) Upon exiting your vehicle, always stay 6 feet away from the other driver.
4) Consider laying your driver's license and insurance info on top of your vehicle, and have the other driver do the same (if possible). This should allow you to get the info without it being dangerous.
5) Keep hand sanitizer with you and offer some to the other driver. You could just lie it next to your driver's license.
6) You might be able to simply take a picture of their information , instead of writing it down.
7) If you must touch their information, put hand sanitizer all over your hands (or gloves). You will want to mitigate any exposure to their information through your touch on other surfaces. In other words, make sure your hands are completely clean before getting back into your vehicle. It's good to keep some isopropyl alcohol wipes in your vehicle to clean the inside of your car after potentially being exposed to another person.
8) Call 9-1-1 to get help from the police or highway patrol if you feel uncomfortable exposing yourself to another driver.

The absolutely only way to keep yourself safe from another driver is to not get into a crash with them in the first place.

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