ABSOLUTE DRIVING INCAPACITY AT 1.0 PROMILLE - AN ERRONEOUS LIMIT

Clear cut empirical evidence from driving studies is presented that no single limit can be determined from which alcohol-induced impairment begins. Quality and quantity of this impairment strongly depends on how difficult the driving situation actually is. Therefore, BAC and situtational difficulty act together in a synergistic way. As a consequence, any public policy decision as to the acceptable legal limit of alcohol has to include a determination of the difficulty of traffic situations with which a driver should be expected to be able to cope. The scientific evidence indicates that a normal driver should be able to deal competently with a medium level of difficulty at a legal limit of about 0.07%.

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    Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV

    Alsterchausee 17
    D-2000 Hamburg 13,   Germany  3533-5929
  • Authors:
    • Kruger, H P
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 182-201
  • Serial:
    • Blutalkohol
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV
    • ISSN: 0006-5250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM