TRANQUILIZERS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR ROAD SAFETY FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE FORENSIC EXPERTS

TRANQUILIZER UND IHRE BEDEUTUNG FUER DIE VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT AUS DER SICHT DES FORENSISCHEN SACHVERSTAENDIGEN

The participation in traffic of people needing psychic treatment brings about an increase in the prescription of tranquilizers. The decrease in driving aptitude caused by these drugs is insufficiently heeded by patients and doctors. Patients should be expressly warned of the after effects and side effects. The breakdown of aggression caused by the drugs is offset by the risk of personality changes. The patient usually puts the responsibility on the doctor. On the other hand, the doctor's instruction not to drive a vehicle during the first two weeks of treatment are often ignored by the patient. The personal responsibility of the patient is emphasized. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany

    Bruhlerstrasse 1, Postfach 510530
    D-5000 Cologne 51,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Dahse, G
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00315221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM