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  United States  90033

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

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  • 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