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MARIJUANA AND ACTUAL DRIVING PERFORMANCE
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Accession Number:

00672239

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA
Order Number: PB94-173630-WTS

Abstract:

The report concerns the effects of marijuana smoking on actual driving performance. The major objectives of the program were to determine the dose-response relationship between delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana's main constituent, and objectively and subjectively measured aspects of real-world driving; and, to determine whether it is possible to correlate driving performance impairment with plasma concentrations of the drug or a metabolite. A variety of driving tests were employed, including: maintenance of a constant speed and lateral position during uninterrupted highway travel, following a leading car with varying speed on a highway, and city driving. The purpose of applying different tests was to determine whether similar changes in performance under the influence of THC occur in all, thereby indicating a general drug effect on driving ability.

Supplemental Notes:

See also PB83-219121. Sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Program Development and Evaluation.

Report/Paper Numbers:

IGVG-92-15
DOT-HS-808 078

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Limburg University

Institute for Human Psychopharmacology
Maastricht Netherlands

Authors:

ROBBE, HWJ
O'Hanlon, J F

Pagination:

144 p.

Publication Date:

1993-11

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Subject Areas:

Highways; Safety and Human Factors

Files:

NTL, TRIS

Created Date:

Jan 17 1995 12:00AM