THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE "DARKNESS COEFFICIENT" FOR APTITUDE CRITERIA FOR DRUNKEN DRIVERS

BEDEUTUNG DER DUNKELZIFFER FUER DAS EIGNUNGSKRITERIUM BEI ALKOHOLAUFFAELLIGEN KRAFTFAHRERN

AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ESTIMATE THE "DARKNESS COEFFICIENT" FOR DRUNKEN DRIVERS FROM REPORTS IN THE LITERATURE. FROM THIS "DARKNESS COEFFICIENT", BY THE CALCULATION OF THE ACCIDENT PROBABILITY FOR PARTICULAR FREQUENCIES OF DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR IN AN ESTIMATED NUMBER OF DRUNKENNESS PHASES, A MODEL IS CONSTRUCTED FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF TEST CONTROLS AS WELL AS A CLARIFICATION MODEL FOR THE PROPORTION OF RECIDIVISTS AMONGST ALCOHOL-AFFECTED DRIVERS. FOR DRINKING OFFENCES, A DARKNESS COEFFICIENT OF 1 : 250 IS ASSUMED. IN THE CASE OF APTITUDE STUDIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN FINED THREE TIMES FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING, IT APPEARS THAT A POSITIVE VERDICT IS ONLY POSSIBLE, IF DEFINITE INFORMATION EMERGES INDICATING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN BEHAVIOUR.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81-93
  • Serial:
    • Blutalkohol
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV
    • ISSN: 0006-5250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:46AM