BIKERS AND KILLER BS (BEER AND OTHER BOOZES AS WELL AS BARBS, BLOTTERS, BENNIES, BLOW...)

This article discusses the effects of alcohol and drugs on a motorcyclist's driving abilities. It concludes that whether a drug is an "upper," a "downer," a beer, a glass of wine or a shot of whiskey, the immediate or delayed effects impair mental or physical processes--many affect both. Coordination, judgment and reactions are vital for all drivers, but even more so for motorcyclists. The coordination and awareness needed to ride a motorcycle safely allows no room for impairment of any kind. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, most people ride motorcycles because they enjoy close contact with the machine and the riding environment. Use of alcohol and other drugs before riding a motorcycle can only inhibit the intimate relationship between the motorcyclist, the machine and the road.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-15
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 679
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM