Drugs, Driving and Traffic Safety

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Joris Verster, Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal, Jan G. Ramaekers, Johan J. de Gier
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 29, 2009 - Medical - 559 pages
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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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Contents

an overview
1
Worldwide trends in alcohol and drug impaired driving
23
Drugs driving and models to measure driving impairment
42
Measurement and methods to determine driving ability
59
Simulator studies of druginduced driving impairment
75
The ontheroad driving test
83
culpability studies
93
Casecontrol studies
107
Antidepressants and traffic safety
307
Attention deficithyperactivity disorder ADHD and driving safety
314
Drugs driving and traffic safety in Parkinsons disease
331
Drugs driving and traffic safety in multiple sclerosis
347
Drugs driving and traffic safety in acute and chronic pain
355
Drugs driving and traffic safety in allergic rhinitis
371
Drugs driving and traffic safety in diabetes mellitus
383
Changes in and predictors of driving after drug use and involvement in traffic crashes because of drugs 19922005
397

Prescribing and dispensing guidelines for medicinal drugs affecting driving performance
121
The relationship between drug use and traffic accident severity
135
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs abused in driving
151
a review of the epidemiological evidence
186
Sleepiness countermeasures and the risk of motor vehicle accidents
207
Insomnia hypnotic drugs and traffic safety
233
Drugs driving and traffic safety in sleep apnea
245
Drugs driving and traffic safety in shift workers
270
Effects of anxiolytics on driving
289
effects on traffic safety
414
Interventions to reduce impaired driving and traffic injury
439
The alcohol ignition interlock and other technologies for the prediction and control of impaired drivers
457
an update
477
Ecstasy driving and traffic safety
500
ICADTS Drug List 2007
519
International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety Guidelines on experimental studies undertaken to determine a medicinal drugs effect on d...
541
Subject Index
553
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