VISUAL DISTURBANCES EXPERIENCED BY HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG ABUSERS WHILE DRIVING

THIS PAPER REPORTS THREE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EPISODES OF VISUAL DISTURBANCES THAT OCCURRED IN HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG USERS WHILE DRIVING. EACH DRIVER ACTED ON HIS PERCEPTIONS, AND ONLY AFTER HE HAD CHANGED THE COURSE OF HIS AUTOMOBILE DID HE REALIZE THAT WHAT HE HAD SEEN WAS UNREAL. EACH PERSON WAS CERTAIN HE WAS IN AN UNDRUGGED CONDITION AT THE TIME. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE USE OF HALLUCINOGENS MAY BE INTRODUCEING A NEW DRIVING HAZARD THROUGH THEIR ABILITY TO CAUSE VISUAL DISTURBANCES AND SPONTANEOUS RECURRANCES OF ACUTE EFFECTS. /SRIS/

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    • Vol 127, No 5, PP 683-686, REFS
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Psychiatric Association

    1700 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009
  • Authors:
    • Woody, G E
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00223733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM