Are Bad Drivers more Impaired by Alcohol? Sober Driving Precision Predicts Impairment from Alcohol in a Simulated Driving Task

This study was designed to investigate the degree to which individual differences in driving skill mediate the intensity of impairment produced by a moderate dose of alcohol in a group of young adult drivers. The study's goal was to test the hypothesis that individuals with poorer initial levels of simulated driving performance would suffer greater impairment in response to a moderate dose of alcohol. The results indicated that alcohol reduced driving precision, as evident by the increased within lane deviation observed under the drug.


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  • Accession Number: 01004126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2005 11:28AM