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NCJ Number: 122008 Find in a Library
Title: Fatigue, Alcohol, and Drug Involvement in Transportation System Accidents
Journal: Alcohol, Drugs and Driving  Volume:5  Issue:3  Dated:(July/September 1989)  Pages:173-184
Author(s): J K Lauber; P J Kayten
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In recent years, National Transportation Safety Board investigators have delved increasingly into the "why" of human errors accidents.
Abstract: It has now become fairly routine for the human performance investigator to dig deeply into individual "life-style" issues in order to learn what may have affected the performance of a pilot, engineer, ship's captain, or truck driver. Virtually always, an attempt is made to reconstruct the on-duty/off-duty/rest/sleep/wake history of the key operational personnel involved in an accident. Frequently, data are ambiguous, so the true incidence of fatigue as a causal or contributory factor is largely unknown. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Traffic accidents
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Drug effects
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