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The influence of cannabis and alcohol on driving. Prepared for the Department for Transport, Road Safety Division.
C 23463 [electronic version only] /83 / ITRD E114601
Sexton, B.F. Tunbridge, R.J. Board, A. Jackson, P.G. Wright, K. Stark, M.M. & Englehart, K.
Crowthorne, Berkshire, Transport Research Laboratory TRL, 2002, IV + 48 p., 33 ref.; TRL Report ; No. 543 - ISSN 0968-4107

Samenvatting The results from a study of the influence of different doses of cannabis and alcohol on driving and driving related skills are reported. Male drivers who were regular cannabis and alcohol users undertook a variety of different tasks. The participants were given cannabis to smoke in the form of a prepared grass-based cannabis cigarette and had a drink that may or may not have contained alcohol. The prepared `grass' based cannabis cigarettes varied in active THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content to give a placebo, and a low dose. The drinks were either a placebo or about 10% by volume of alcohol. The participants drove the TRL driving simulator in a variety of scenarios and various measures of their driving skill were assessed. They also took an adaptive tracking task. They underwent sobriety testing 10-15 minutes after dosing and completed a mood questionnaire at different times during their test session. (Author/publisher)
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