EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON DRIVING: DRIVING SIMULATOR TESTS OF DIAZEPAM AND SECOBARBITAL

The effects of secobarbital and diazepam on performance in a closedloop driving simulator are described. The simulator used computer-generated-imagery techniques to generate a roadway scene. Tasks included lane and speed maintenance, car following, curve following, route sign recognition, car passing and emergency decision making. Both diazepam and secobarbital were found to affect mean lane position, variability of lane position and velocity, and room to spare in an emergency stop situation. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Ziedman, K
    • Smiley, A
    • Moskowitz, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00325329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: AA 00295
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM