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NCJ Number: 156895 Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol, Drugs, and Transportation
Journal: Alcohol, Drugs, and Driving  Volume:8  Issue:3-4  Dated:(July-December 1992)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): H Moskowitz
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 109
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This journal issue contains papers presented at an international symposium, held in April 1992, which focused on the scientific data dealing with the manner in which alcohol and drugs affect performance in different modes of transportation.
Abstract: The first paper reports on the abuse of alcohol and drugs in aviation, rail, commercial trucking, maritime, and mass transit modes of transportation, and their implication for the public's safety. Another author reports on the results of a study of the epidemiology of alcohol and drugs in Canadian transportation; the results showed that a significant proportion (approximately 20 percent) of truck and bus drivers involved in collisions had been drinking alcohol. Other articles explore alcohol and pilot performance decrements, the safe use of medication by aircrew members, substance abuse countermeasures in the railroad industry, and the effectiveness of peer counseling and education in substance abuse prevention. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Drug effects
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Peer influences on behavior; Transportation
Note: Proceedings of an International Symposium held in Santa Monica, California, April 23-26, 1992.
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