DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND THE COMBINED USE OF MEDICINE

Driving vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, coupled with the taking of medicine, has become a topic of major interest during the last few years. In addition to A review of the research conducted concerning this matter, the author gives the conclusions he has drawn, as a result of his own study. This study, which is based on material gathered from the questioning of apprehended dwi-drivers, points out that (1) in the last ten years, the combined use of alcohol and medicinal drugs has greatly increased (from 8.8 to 23.1%); (2) the combined use of alcohol and these drugs prevails in cases where there is suspicion of an alcoholic problem; (3) women more readily admit to A combined usage than men; (4) where there has been an accident, the highest score goes to drivers under the combined influence of alcohol and medicinal drugs. /Author/TRRL/

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Van Ooijen, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-26
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM