EFFECTS OF PRACTICE AND ALCOHOL ON SELECTED SKILLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR AN AUTOMOBILE ALCOHOL IGNITION INTERLOCK

DRIVERS PRACTICED TWO PSYCHOMOTOR TASKS BEFORE BEING TESTED DURING ABSORPTION, PEAK AND ELIMINATION PHASES OF THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CYCLE AT BAC'S OF 0.05%, 0.10%, AND 0.05%. A SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE DECREMENT WAS FOUND AT THE 0.10% BAC LEVEL COMPARED TO THE PERFORMANCE AT 0% BAC, AFTER IMPROVEMENTS DUE TO PRACTICE HAD CEASED ON BOTH TASKS USED. THE TASK INVOLVING STYLUS TRACKING SHOWED REASONABLE TEST DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN SUBJECTS WHEN SOBER AND AFTER DRINKING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Based on Master's thesis by S.P. Sturgis, Eastern Michigan University (See HS-014 552). Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Assoc., May 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Sturgis, S P
    • Mortimer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1972-5-18

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Huf-tm-2 Tech Memo, HS-014 555
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1983 12:00AM