Analyses were carried out on blood samples taken from 254 drivers whose driving impairment was suspected to be due to drugs. Drugs were detected in 95 samples (37%), 58 of which contained the drug diazepam. Results obtained are discussed in relationship to the pattern of drug prescribing in New Zealand. The levels of drugs detected are also discussed in terms of possible driving impairment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

    Science Information Division, P.O. Box 9741
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Missen, A W
    • Cleary, W T
    • Eng, L
    • McDonald, K S
    • Watts, D T
  • Publication Date: 1982

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-53
  • Serial:
    • DSIR Bulletin
    • Issue Number: 232
    • Publisher: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 470
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM