Evaluation of a Drunk Driving Warning System

Bodi, Anna, O'Connor, Rodney E., & King, Mark J. (1985) Evaluation of a Drunk Driving Warning System. In Kaye, Sidney & Meier, Gilbert W. (Eds.) Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, San Juan, Puerto Rico, pp. 179-188.

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Abstract

The Drunk Driving Warning System is an alcohol interlock based on performance of the Critical Tracking Task (CTT). An evaluation was undertaken to determine CTT sensitivity to blood alcohol concentration (BAC), particularly at .05 g/100 ml. Subjects were 36 males in 3 age groups (18, 21 to 25, 35 years and above) divided into 2 alcohol consumption categories ("light" and "heavy"), and scored on 4 training and 2 test days (one alcohol and one placebo). The CTT performance declined as BAC increased and was significantly impaired at .05 BAC. However, performance was too variable for in-vehicle use. Age and alcohol consumption pattern were without effect.

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ID Code: 91577
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Drunk driving warning system, Alcohol impairment test, Drink driving, Ignition interlock
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900) > Technology not elsewhere classified (109999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 04:39
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 04:45

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