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Drug Abuse pp 138-145 | Cite as

Dependence Producing Drugs and the Traffic Safety

  • Rune Andréasson
  • Roger Bonnichsen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 20)

Abstract

The risk of a driver under the influence of alcohol being caught by the police is generally considered to be very small. It might happen through a report to the police from some persons seeing him drinking, a police raid or a minor road accident where the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath betrays his condition or the driver attracts the attention of a police patrol by driving in a way that makes the police suspicious. Instances of drug misuse are generally detected in this way. It means, in effect, that a drug taker is unlikely to be caught unless he is so heavily under the influence that he cannot drive properly or that he shows obvious signs of intoxication when stopped in a police spot-check.

Keywords

Drug Dependence Road Safety Traffic Safety Driving Licence Police Patrol 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rune Andréasson
    • 1
  • Roger Bonnichsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Government Laboratory for Forensic ChemistryUK

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