USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS IN PRIVATE CAR DRIVERS

UPOTREBA LEKOVA - PARAGRAFIKA I TRIGONIKA - U POPULACIJI VOZACA

Drugs known to produce significant central nervous system reactions have been extensively used by the general population, including private car drivers. These drugs are usually labelled with a triangle. The article studies the incidence of psychotropic drug use among private car drivers. The methodology involved investigates medical records of a randomly chosen sample of private car drivers. Drivers using psychotropic drugs occasionally or over a longer period of time, have been selected for a more detailed study. The surveyed group consisted of 317 male drivers (79.25%) and 83 female drivers (20.75%). Out of the total 400 surveyed private car drivers, 169 or 42.25% were using the triangle-labelled drugs. It is suggested that data on a driver's licence category should also be recorded in medical files.

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    Istrazivacki Centar za Medicinu i Psihologiju

    Sarengradska 3
    41000 Zagreb, Croatia,   Yugoslavia 
  • Authors:
    • Jajic, S
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Undetermined

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 33-37
  • Serial:
    • Covjek i Promet
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 1/2
    • Publisher: Istrazivacki Centar za Medicinu i Psihologiju
    • ISSN: 0350-8765

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM