EFFECT OF ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE ON THE DRIVER TIRED BY A LONG JOURNEY. A STUDY IN THE DRIVING SIMULATOR

DIE WIRKUNG VON ALKOHOL UND COFFEIN AUF DEN DURCH LAENGERE FAHRT ERMUEDETEN KRAFTFAHRER. EINE UNTERSUCHUNG AM FAHRSIMULATOR

Ten test subjects were examined in the simulator to determine the effect of alcohol or caffeine and fatigue on performance. After a two and a half hour journey a significant decrease in performance of about 32 percent was observed when blood alcohol levels were below 0.5 per mille. Coffee with a caffeine content of 100 mg brought about an improvement in the reactions of the majority of the subjects, but a decrease in the performance of 20 percent of them. The very different individual reactions of the test subjects were notable. After a pause in driving of half an hour, an average increase in performance of 20 percent was observed. (TRRL)

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    Deutiche Verlag

    Rockhgasse 2
    A-1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Schuller, E
    • Drasch, G
    • Meyer, L
    • ANSELM, D
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00316809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. XXXVII
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM