Martin Boorman

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There were 13,176 roadside drug tests performed in the first year of the random drug-testing program conducted in the state of Victoria. Drugs targeted in the testing were methamphetamines and Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). On-site screening was conducted by the police using DrugWipe, while the driver was still in the vehicle and if positive, a second(More)
BACKGROUND Cannabis and alcohol are the most popular drugs amongst recreational users, and most prevalent in injured and deceased drivers. Clarification of the interactive effects of these drugs upon driving behaviour is critical for reducing drug-related road deaths. OBJECTIVES The current study had two objectives, to examine the effects of cannabis and(More)
On December 1, 2000, new legislation came into force in Victoria, Australia, that involved a framework for the procedure to be followed by the police for the detection of drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol. An integral part of the procedure is the use of performance tests known as the standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) and the analysis of(More)
In mid 2009 Victoria introduced compulsory drug testing of blood taken from all injured drivers taken to hospital. Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), methylamphetamine (MA) and 3,4-methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine (MDMA) are prohibited and if drivers are positive to any amount an automatic penalty is enforced. Laboratory screens were conducted on preserved(More)
Forty-nine trained masters women endurance runners (mean = 42 km.wk-1) between the ages of 35 and 70 yr (mean = 46.4 +/- 8.3) were tested on a treadmill to examine cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max and VO2 submax) in relation to age, training, and menopausal status. Although VO2max was lower with increasing age, no age group differences occurred in VO2(More)
Oral fluid (OF) has become a popular specimen to test for presence of drugs, particularly in regards to road safety. In Victoria, OF specimens from drivers have been used to test for the presence of methylamphetamine (MA) and Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) since 2003 and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA) since 2006. LC-MS/MS has been used to(More)
In December 2004, a new legislative framework for the random drug screening of drivers modeled on the successful random alcohol screening methodology came into force in Victoria, Australia. The new framework prohibits driving while methamphetamine (MA), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), and cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are present(More)
Cannabis and alcohol are the most popular drugs amongst recreational users and most prevalent in injured and deceased drivers. The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are commonly used to establish impairment due to drugs and alcohol, but limited empirical evidence exists concerning the combined effects of these drugs on SFST performance. The sample(More)
OBJECTIVE The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are utilised widely to assess fitness to drive when law enforcement suspects a driver's ability to drive is impaired, whether by drugs or alcohol. The SFST ostensibly achieve this through assessment of the level of drivers' cognitive and psychomotor impairment, although no studies have explicitly(More)
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