EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ALCOHOL-INDUCED LACK OF FITNESS TO DRIVE IN CYCLISTS AND MOPED RIDERS

EXPERIMENTELLE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR FRAGE DER ALKOHOLBEDINGTEN FAHRUNTUECHTIGKEIT VON FAHRRAD- UND MOFAFAHRERN

Tests have shown that the assumption made by judges that similar demands in performance are made on cyclists and moped riders, is incorrect. Moped riders make more mistakes than pedal cyclists, even when sober. The limit value of absolute unfitness to drive cannot be established sufficiently accurately for cyclists. With moped riders, errors made at a blood alcohol content of 1.3 per mille are so widespread that it must be recommended that they are equated with other drivers with respect to absolute alcohol-induced unfitness to drive. This means a limit of 0.8 per mille. A value for pedal cyclists still has to be decided. (TRRL)

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    International Com on Alcohol Drugs & Traf Safety

    Hammerbrookstrasse 93
    2000 Hamburg 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schewe, G
    • SCHUSTER, R
    • Englert, L
    • Ludwig, O
    • Stertmann, W A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 298-328
  • Serial:
    • Blutalkohol
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV
    • ISSN: 0006-5250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM