A major factor in the American public's concern over unconventional drug use is its effect on traffic safety. This volume contains summaries of the latest experimental and epidemiological research on the interactions between drugs and driving behaviors. The experimental studies, which make up most of this volume, deal with the effects of drugs on cognition, coordination, reaction time, and other psychomotor functions, all of which are related to driving performance. The experiments at times use driving simulators and, sometimes, real driving situations; the epidemiological studies primarily deal with investigations of drug-involved auto accidents. The studies are listed alphabetically immediately following the preface. Within the volume they are organized into three sections, and are arranged alphabetically by author within each section. A supplementary bibliography of additional readings and a set of indexes are included at the end of the summaries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 19 reports PC 99, PB-286 805-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Documentation Associates

    Los Angeles, CA  United States 

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Department of Psychiatry, 32 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02114

    National Institute on Drug Abuse

    693 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94102
  • Authors:
    • Austin, G A
    • Sterling-Smith, R S
    • Macari, M A
    • Lettieri, D J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 181 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DHEW/PUB/ADM-77/508, Research issues N20
  • Contract Numbers: PHS-HSM-271-75-3071
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM