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    greybeard is offline Junior Member
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    Legal to operate commercial vehicle taking Hydrocodone

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington State.
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    Have you been charged? If so, with what? (actual code please)
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    (Even with a legitimate prescription, you can still be found guilty of DWI while taking hydrocodone).

    A prescription does not make it ok to drive impaired.

    This is ASSuming of course that this is where OP is headed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proserpina View Post
    (Even with a legitimate prescription, you can still be found guilty of DWI while taking hydrocodone).

    A prescription does not make it ok to drive impaired.

    This is ASSuming of course that this is where OP is headed...
    You ASSumed right Pro...

    Commercial vehicle while on medicaton

    (Not sure how it relates to civil rights/discrimination law but OP started another thread there)

    Quote Originally Posted by greybeard View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington State. I drive a commercial vehicle. I take hydrocodone 10mg for back pain and have for 6 years. On my medication it states "Use caution when operating a car or heavy machinery". Is it legal for me to operate a semi and trailer or a dump truck?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Got_Banned View Post
    (Not sure how it relates to civil rights/discrimination law
    Because you have a constitutional right to drive while high...

    Geez IGB, do I have to tell you EVERYTHING????
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    Allow me to make this as clear as I can.

    It is never legal to operate any motor vehicle while taking Hydrocodone.

    Even if you have a prescription.

    Even if.... NEVER legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyjeff View Post
    Allow me to make this as clear as I can.

    It is never legal to operate any motor vehicle while taking Hydrocodone.

    Even if you have a prescription.

    Even if.... NEVER legal.



    I'm not aware of any law in any state stating that it is actually illegal to take a narcotic pain medication and then drive a vehicle.

    I DO know that it is illegal to operate a vehicle while IMPAIRED. The problem is that taking the medicine does not automatically imply impairment. It is absolutely possible to take hydrocodone and remain unimpaired.

    Many chronic pain patients can take narcotics and remain unimpaired, and go about their daily lives just the same as you and I. Including driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proserpina View Post
    Many chronic pain patients can take narcotics and remain unimpaired, and go about their daily lives just the same as you and I. Including driving.
    Depending on the narcotic pain reliever... I can attest to this statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proserpina View Post
    I'm not aware of any law in any state stating that it is actually illegal to take a narcotic pain medication and then drive a vehicle.

    I DO know that it is illegal to operate a vehicle while IMPAIRED. The problem is that taking the medicine does not automatically imply impairment. It is absolutely possible to take hydrocodone and remain unimpaired.

    Many chronic pain patients can take narcotics and remain unimpaired, and go about their daily lives just the same as you and I. Including driving.
    I have just spent some time digging through Florida regulations... I am not sure the random testing would agree.

    This is, however, a very fine line.
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    Which is why I asked whether or not actual charges have been brought up; seemed kinda important!

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