Studies of Driver Impairment and Alcohol-Related Collisions

A Methodologic Analysis
  • Roberta G. Ferrence
  • Paul C. Whitehead
Part of the Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems book series (AADP, volume 8)

Abstract

The study of driving impairment and alcohol-related collisions is complicated by the fact that relevant data are derived from a variety of sources and are based on different groups of drivers. In order to discover changes in the magnitude of driving impairment and collisions and to assess the effects of countermeasures of various types, it is essential to understand the nature of these differences and to establish the validity and reliability of the findings. The purpose of this chapter is to assess systematically the different sources of information that are available on this topic, indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each, specify the uses to which they can best be put, and identify the major gaps in our knowledge.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta G. Ferrence
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul C. Whitehead
    • 3
  1. 1.Addiction Research FoundationTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Addiction Research FoundationUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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