Driving under light and dark conditions: effects of alcohol and diazepam in young and older subjects

@article{Vanakoski2000DrivingUL,
  title={Driving under light and dark conditions: effects of alcohol and diazepam in young and older subjects},
  author={J. Vanakoski and Mauri J. Mattila and Timo T. Sepp{\"a}l{\"a}},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={56},
  pages={453-458}
}
Objectives: Driving at night time increases accident risk due to visual conditions, fatigue and impaired performance. In addition, the use of alcohol and benzodiazepines may enhance the risks related to night-time driving. We studied these aspects of traffic safety in a simulated driving test with young and older drivers. Methods: In a double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study, nine young subjects, aged 22–24 years, performed simulated driving in both `light' and `dark' conditions… CONTINUE READING

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