I was in an automobile accident resulting in two ruptured disk. At this time I don't know what to anticipate as the full treatment. Could be operation, or steroids might do it. But for pain I was prescribed 5-325 percocet every 6 hrs..along with muscle relaxers at night.and steroids. The steroids seem to be doing a lot to help me. All this being said I'm wanting to know how long after taking a percocet 5-325 before I should be operating a vehicle. It doesn't seem to cause any dizziness or uncontrollablity so it would seem like after a couple of hours driving wouldn't be a problem. Of course I want to be safe . What is consedered the correct time to wait?