IMPAIRMENT OF DRIVING APTITUDE BY SMALL DOSES OF ALCOHOL IN THE DRIVER TRAINING TEST

ZUR BEEINTRAECHTIGUNG DER FAHRTUECHTIGKEIT DURCH KLEINE ALKOHOLDOSEN IM FAHRTRAINERTEST

43 MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS WERE TESTED ON THE TRAINER USED IN DRIVING SCHOOLS IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC TO CHECK THE EFFECT OF SMALL DOSES OF ALCOHOL. 16 SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN 0.4 AND 16 GIVEN 0.6 G ALCOHOL PER KG BODY WEIGHT, AND 11 CARRIED OUT THE TEST IN A SOBER STATE. THE ALCOHOL HAD NO EFFECT ON THE READINESS OF THE TEST SUBJECTS TO ACT. IN STEERING, DIRECTION INDICATING AND SWITCHING, THE SOBER GROUP HAD AN ERROR QUOTA OF 2.6; THE GROUP WITH 0.4 PARTS PER MILLE ALCOHOL AN ERROR QUOTA OF 3.1, AND THE GROUP WITH 0.69 PARTS PER MILLE, 4.1. AN ANALYSIS OF BRAKING BEHAVIOUR SHOWED AN INCREASE IN SHORT TERM CONTACT WITH THE BRAKE WITH INCREASED ALCOHOL, AND A DECREASE IN TOTAL BRAKING TIME. AN ANALYSIS OF STEERING BEHAVIOUR SHOWED MORE FREQUENT SMALL STEERING MOVEMENTS. EVEN THE LARGER STEERING MOVEMENTS INCREASED WITH INCREASED ALCOHOL INTAKE. AN ABSOLUTE BAN ON ALCOHOL, AS EXISTS IN THE GDR, APPEARS TO BE JUSTIFIED WITH RESPECT TO ROAD TRAFFIC. THE COVERING ABSTRACT FOR THE CONFERENCE IS IRRD NO 309468.

  • Authors:
    • HAFERLAND, W
    • WEGENER, R
    • Käding, U
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01289632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit (KfV)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:52AM