Alcohol effects on alertness and peripheral responses at moderate BACs are lessened by moderate amounts of caffeine. This effect may have modest positive safety consequences although the findings are complicated by a complex dose-task relationship. The safety-minded driver will continue to avoid driving after alcohol intake. Although drinking coffee may yield some benefit in the form of increased alertness and speeded responses, other critical areas of driving performance appear to remain impaired by alcohol.

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    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Burns, M
    • Moskowitz, H
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Accession Number: 00496382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM