FOR A PROGRAMME OF MEDICAL STUDIES OF ROAD SAFETY

PER UN PROGRAMMA DI STUDI MEDICI SULLA SICUREZZA STRADALE

THIS ARTICLE MAKES THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN ENDOGENOUS INTOXICATION DUE TO ILLNESSES SUCH AS DIABETES AND HEPATIC, INTESTINAL OR UROLOGIC INFECTIONS, AND EXOGENOUS INTOXICATION CAUSED BY ALCOHOL OR NARCOTICS. IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, AS WITH NON-TOXIC AFFECTIONS (CARDIAC OR CIRCULATORY AILMENTS, OR CEREBRAL LESIONS), THE DRIVER IS HELD RESPONSIBLE IF HE CONTINUES TO DRIVE WHILE KNOWING HIS CONDITION. BUT SINCE THIS RESPONSIBILITY IS NEVER IN QUESTION EXCEPT IN AN ACCIDENT, THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT THERE SHOULD BE LEGISLATION TO FORBID DRIVING IN SUCH CONDITIONS OF HEALTH. PRESENT LAW IN ITALY CONCERNING DRIVING OFFENCES COMMITTED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRINK OR DRUGS, OR DRIVING UNDER ADVERSE PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS, IS HOWEVER, CONSIDERED TO BE ADEQUATE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club d'Italia

    Via Marsala 8
    00185 Rome,   Italy 

    Automobilie Club d'Italia

    Via Marsala 8
    Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Duni, M
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-10

Language

  • Italian

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM