TESTS ON ALCOHOL-INDUCED DECREASE IN EFFICIENCY IN A RANGE OF 0.5-1.15 PER MILLE WITH A DRIVING SIMULATOR

VERLAUFSUNTERSUCHUNGEN UEBER DEN ALKOHOLBEDINGTEN LEISTUNGSABFALL IN EINEM BEREICH VON 0.5-1.15 PROMILLE MIT EINEM FAHRSIMULATOR

The relation between blood-alcohol curve and driver behavior was investigated in a car simulator, 30 test subjects being given 1g of alcohol per kg of body weight. The flat plateau course was typical for the alcohol curve. Cases with a marked maximum were in the minority. The average values of blood-alcohol concentrations in the individual groups were 0.81 per mille for rising blood-alcohol content, 0.97 per mille for peak blood-alcohol content, and 0.87 per mille for falling blood-alcohol content. Average efficiency determined from 30 major tests was markedly decreased in the three groups of people who had taken alcohol, compared with that of the sober group. The most significant decrease in efficiency was in the group with the peak blood-alcohol content. The decrease in efficiency in the groups with the rising and the falling blood-alcohol contents was about the same, and was somewhat lower than that during peak blood-alcohol content. It is concluded that there is only a stochastic relation between blood-alcohol content and reduction in efficiency. /TRRL/

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    International Com on Alcohol Drugs & Traf Safety

    Hammerbrookstrasse 93
    2000 Hamburg 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Heppner, M
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 166-176
  • Serial:
    • Blutalkohol
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV
    • ISSN: 0006-5250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM