DRUG INVOLVEMENT IN FATAL CRASHES IN MELBOURNE
Information about drug use was collected from drivers and pedestrians involved in road crashes in Melbourne in which a driver or pedestrian was killed. This involved analysis of body fluid from 191 fatalities combined with other information about drug use from police files. 44% had used drugs other than alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Among fatalities, 55% of drivers or riders in single vehicle crashes, 77% of drivers or riders in multivehicle crashes and 61% of pedestrians had used drugs. Cannabis was the most frequently detected drug other than alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, followed by asprin.
VICTORIA POLICEST KILDA ROAD
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA Australia 3004
- Hendtlass, J
- Publication Date: 1985-12
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Drivers; Drugs; Fatalities; Highway safety; Pedestrians; Single vehicle crashes
- Geographic Terms: Melbourne (Australia)
- Subject Areas: Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00495911
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: CR 41, HS-039 920
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM