The Additive Effects of Alcohol and Benzodiazepines on Driving

  title={The Additive Effects of Alcohol and Benzodiazepines on Driving},
  author={Hillary Maxwell and Sacha Dubois and Bruce Weaver and Michel B{\'e}dard},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Public Health},
ObjectivesTo examine the relationship between the combination of alcohol and benzodiazepines and the risk of committing an unsafe driver action.MethodsWe used data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (1993-2006) on drivers aged 20 or older who were tested for both alcohol and drugs. Using a case-control design, we compared drivers who had at least one unsafe driver action (UDA; e.g., weaving) recorded in relation to the crash (cases) to drivers who did not (controls).ResultsDrivers who… 

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