Further Examination of Alcohol Impaired Closed-Course Driving Study Data

Even though the majority of alcohol-impaired driving crashes occur at night, very little research has been conducted regarding the influence of alcohol on drivers at night. Recently, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers conducted a closed-course study in which participants drove a vehicle at four blood alcohol content (BAC) levels and completed standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs) at six BAC levels. Due to the limited scope of work on that project, all of the data collected could not be reduced and analyzed. For the project proposed herein, TTI researchers will further examine the existing dataset to better understand the effects of various BAC levels during nighttime driving conditions. This research addresses Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) research priorities by filling knowledge gaps in the effects of alcohol, nighttime conditions and traffic control effectiveness by including human factors measures.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $75000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Finley, Melisa

    • Start Date: 20140201
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36087

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01562675
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center)
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC54, 150441-00002
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 1 2015 2:50AM