THE EFFECT OF CARBON MONOXIDE ON SEVERAL MEASURES OF VIGILANCE IN A SIMULATED DRIVING TASK

Seven volunteer subjects were exposed to low blood levels of CO (6 to 8% COHb) during a two-hour vigilance task in a driving simulator. Subjects under CO were significantly slower in responding to lead car speed changes and non-smokers made significantly fewer steering wheel corrections. There was no decrement under CO in responding to dashboard warning light or in maintenance of lane position.

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    National Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Rummo, N
    • Sarlanis, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00080805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM