A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE TRACOMETER AND THE CRITICAL TRACKING TASK AS TESTS OF ALCOHOL INTOXICATION

Authors
  1. Noy, Y.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An experiment was conducted to investigate the feasibility of developing an in-vehicle performance-based drunk driver detection and deterrence system. The experiment compared two well-developed psychomotor test devices, the Tracometer and the Critical Tracking Task (CTT), for their ability to detect alcohol intoxication. The Tracometer employed a pursuit tracking task whereas the CTT employed a compensatory tracking task. The results indicate that the Tracometer was more sensitive than the CTT to the effects of alcohol over a wide range of BAC levels.
Report Number
DCIEM-86-R-44 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1986
Number of Pages
39
DSTKIM No
87-00107
CANDIS No
48960
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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