ALCOHOL EXPERIMENTS ON DRIVING-RELATED BEHAVIOR: A REVIEW OF THE 1974 ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURES LITERATURE

The purpose of the author's review is to present and discuss some recent experiments concerned with influences of alcohol upon behavioral variables which are assumedly relevant for successful driving performance. This review is limited to experiments (including part-task simulator studies) in which: (1) Those aspects of behavior more immediately involved in driving were investigated; (2) healthy, non-alcoholic subjects were used; and (3) alcohol was either the only drug investigated or was used in at least one condition alone; i.e. without a placebo or any other drug or stressor. In summary, the author considers four important and continuing trends and singles out the most important as concerning alcohol impairment of information processing, both in terms of its nature and exact locus.

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  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-293 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00965
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM