With contributions from leading international academics across the biological sciences, this handbook takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 31 chapters are divided into four parts: Part I Determination of Substance Misuse Part II PK and PD in Relation to Patterns of Use Part III Detection and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use Part IV Controversies and New Approaches This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community, and will be a vital resource to the allied professions involved in work-place drug testing, clinical toxicology, and forensic science.
Chapter 26: Different Approaches to Setting Limits for Drugs and Alcohol Use When Driving
Different Approaches to Setting Limits for Drugs and Alcohol Use When Driving
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
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).
International approaches to setting concentration thresholds for drug driving
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 ...