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Drugs, Driving and Traffic Safety

Editors: Verster, J., Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Ramaekers, J.G., de Gier, J.J. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of psychoactive drugs and medications
  • Covers a wide range of medical conditions and medication
  • Includes guidelines on studies of driving capability
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Drugs, Driving and Traffic Safety gives a comprehensive overview of the effects of different medical conditions like neurological disorders, anxiety and depression and their pharmaceutical treatment on driving ability. In addition, the effects of alcohol and drugs of abuse are discussed.

Leading experts present the different methodologies to examine effects of drugs on driving, and summarize the recent scientific evidence including epidemiological studies, roadside surveys, laboratory tests, driving simulators, and the standardized driving test. The volume includes guidelines of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) and the ICADTS Drugs List 2007.

Drugs, Driving and Traffic Safety is written for physicians, psychiatrists and pharmacists who want to inform their patients who use psychoactive drugs.

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"This is a substantial volume with 59 contributors providing 30 chapters and 2 appendices. The various chapters cover the gamut of topics and issues related to drugs, driving and traffic safety and the editors are to be congratulated on recruiting an internationally diverse group of well-recognised authorities in the subject matter of the various fields of interest covered. ‘Drugs and Driving’ is arguably one of the broadest canvasses within Psychopharmacology but, by and large, these individual chapters do coalesce to give an integrated expert commentary. Basically there are three topic areas, though the book is in no way divided as such. The first contains contributions on aspects of health, epidemiology and traffic safety; the role of drugs and/or sleepiness as causal agents in traffic accidents; methods and measures for assessing car driving ability. The second area examines the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties of drugs; the effects of alcohol, cannabis, Ecstasy, hypnotics, anxiolytics and antidepressants on measures of driving ability and the relationship between drugs, driving and traffic safety in shift-workers, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep apnoea, pain, allergic rhinitis and diabetes mellitus. Finally, there are papers discussing predictors of accidents and patterns of drug-involved traffic accidents and countermeasures and ways of reducing/preventing impaired drivers taking the wheel ... this excellent book will provide insight for those measuring, treating, regulating and researching the effects of psychoactive drugs on car driving ability and accident liability." Ian Hindmarch - Hum. Psychopharmacol Clin Exp 2010; 25: 191

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Driver health and traffic safety: an overview

    Moller, Henry J.

    Pages 1-22

  • Worldwide trends in alcohol and drug impaired driving

    Sweedler, Barry M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Drugs, driving, and models to measure driving impairment

    Owens, Katherine (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

  • Measurement and methods to determine driving ability

    Berghaus, Günter (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

  • Simulator studies of drug-induced driving impairment

    Liguori, Anthony

    Pages 75-82

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-9923-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-9922-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drugs, Driving and Traffic Safety
Editors
  • Joris Verster
  • Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal
  • Jan G. Ramaekers
  • Johan J. de Gier
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-9923-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-9923-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-9922-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 559
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations
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