LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT: DRIVER IMPAIRMENT STUDY

The Los Angeles County Alcohol Safety Action Project, in conjunction with the L.A. Police Department, has conducted a three-phase experiment documenting the impairment of .10 percent blood alcohol concentrations on the driving ability of high tolerance drinking drivers. Phase I screened and selected a representative sample of drinking drivers and ranked them according to their tolerance to the intoxicating effects of alcohol on motorcoordination tasks. Subjects demonstrating a high tolerance to alcohol intoxication in Phase I, were included in Phase II which provided adequate familiarization and training on a validated driving course. In phase III, subjects were unknowingly divided into control and experimental groups with controls receiving 'placebo' alcoholic drinks. Driving scores were obtained on each subject on a pre (sober) and post (.10 percent BAC) basis, controls post-test scores were collect at .00 percent BAC. Analyses of the results indicates all drivers in the experimental group were impaired in their ability to drive. The average pre-post impairment was 22 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Angeles County, California

    Alcohol Safety Action Project, 1540 Alcazar
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90033

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McIntire, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-116
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-161-2-252
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2002 12:00AM