ALCOHOL-INDUCED DEGRADATION ON PERFORMANCE ON SIMULATED DRIVING TASKS

Using the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory Driving Simulator, performance on position maintenance (lane-keeping), speed maintenance, and reaction time was measured for 159 subjects as they passed through various levels of intoxication over a seven-hour period. Using normalized scores for each individual subject to correct for idiosyncratic extreme behaviors, significant correlations were found between Breathelyzer readings and performance on each of the simulated driving tasks. Significant correlations were also found between each pair of simulated driving task measures. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research sponsored by GM Technical Center. Paper presented at the 1973 SAE International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Mich, Jan. 8-12, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Sugarman, R C
    • Cozad, C P
    • Zavala, A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: CC-198
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM