IF YOU DRINK, DON'T DRIVE MOTTO NOW APPLIES TO HANGOVERS AS WELL

This article reviews a study, carried out by Sweden's National Road and Traffic Research Institute (VTI) published last year as VTI Rapport N222A. This study indicates that hangovers may also diminish driving ability by as much as 20 percent, even when the blood alcohol concentration is 0 mg/dL. Furthermore, according to the study, a person's ability to carry out complex driving maneuvers is reduced for at least three hours after the blood alcohol level reaches zero, and hangover-impaired subjects demonstrate a marked inability to subjectively determine if they are fit to drive at all.

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    American Medical Association

    535 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Publication Date: 1983-10-7

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  • Accession Number: 00392244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 345
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM