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Chapter 26: Different Approaches to Setting Limits for Drugs and Alcohol Use When Driving
There is a considerable amount of information in the scientific literature regarding drugs and driving. It is well known that the use of alcohol or drugs can impact on a number of driving skills, such as attention, tracking, reaction time, information processing, perception, psychomotor skills, visual function and increased risk-taking (Ogden and Moskowitz, 2004; Penning et al, 2010).
Several approaches have been taken to manage those who drive under the influence of psychoactive substances. Setting a concentration threshold for a psychoactive drug in relation to road traffic legislation ...