ALCOHOL AND ROAD TRAFFIC. SECOND REPORT OF THE FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICE

ALKOHOL UND STRASSENVERKEHR. ZWEITES GUTACHTEN DES BUNDESGESUNDHEITSAMTES.

THE REPORT OF THE FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICE IS A SEQUEL TO THE PREVIOUS REPORT PUBLISHED IN 1966 AND INCORPORATES EXPERIENCE GAINED SINCE THEN. THE METHOD OF DETERMINING BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT FOR FORENSIC PURPOSES BY MEANS OF GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY IS CONSIDERED TO BE HIGHLY RELIABLE AND IS RECOMMENDED. ON THE OTHER HAND LOWERING OF THE LIMITING VALUE FOR DETERMINING INCAPACITY IS OPPOSED, BECAUSE THE GAIN IN ACCURACY IS GUARANTEED FOR ONLY ONE OF THE TWO METHODS OF ANALYSIS. A PROCEDURAL DIRECTIVE FOR CARRYING OUT BLOOD ALCOHOL ANALYSIS FOR FORENSIC PURPOSES BY MEANS OF AUTOMATIC GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. DIFFICULTIES IN MEASURING THE RESORPTION PHASE FOR THE RECURSIVE ANALYSIS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CALCULATION ARE STATED. THE CALCULATION VALUE OF 0.1 PER THOUSAND AS LAID DOWN BY THE COURTS PRECLUDES ANY PREJUDICE AGAINST THE ACCUSED. THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH INTO EPIDEMIOLOGY AND STATISTICS CONCERNING ALCOHOL AND ROAD TRAFFIC ARE REPORTED. OFFICIAL TRAFFIC STATISTICS MUST BE EXTENDED IN THIS RESPECT FROM A MEDICAL POINT OF VIEW. AN APPENDIX DEALS WITH THE RISK OF ACCIDENTS IN RELATION TO THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL CONSUMED BY A DRIVER. THIS SHOWS THAT THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION HAS A DECISIVE EFFECT ON THE FREQUENCY, BUT NO OBSERVABLE INFLUENCE ON THE SEVERITY OF AN ACCIDENT.

  • Authors:
    • Lundt, P V
    • BERG, S
    • Gerchow, J
    • Gruener, O
    • Heifer, U
    • Janssen, W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01300387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:49AM