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USA: Mandatory Alcohol Testing for Truck Drivers Has Paid Off

Dienstag 8. März 2011 von htm

A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University found that mandatory alcohol testing of motor carrier drivers has resulted in a significant decrease in fatal crashes involving truck, bus and other commercial drivers and alcohol use. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 03/08/11) pr-usa.net, 03/08/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, mortality, Prevention, Research, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney on Alcohol Testing Accuracy

Montag 22. November 2010 von htm

The accuracy of breathalyzer machines has been hotly disputed since states began to use them in the 1930s, according to Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer William Moore. Numerous factors can cause false positives or otherwise affect results, such as:
* diabetes, * acid reflux disease, * cigarette smoking, * eating bread, * mouth alcohol, * breathing pattern or hyperventilation, * other reasons Breath testing is not the most reliable method of evaluating the amount of alcohol in someone’s body at a given time.
It also does not measure for any other factor or substance that could cause impairment, such as Xanax or other prescriptions, or illegal drugs, says Broward DUI lawyer Moore. (Source: Google Alkohol, 11/22/10) floridaduilawyer.blog11/21/10

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Politics, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Truck Crashes Way Down Since Alcohol Testing Began

Donnerstag 8. Oktober 2009 von htm

There have been 23-percent fewer alcohol-related truck crashes per mile in the U.S. since commercial truck drivers were required to submit to alcohol testing beginning in 1995. In fact, the rate of alcohol-related crashes resulting in fatalities is now about the same among commercial truckers as it is among commercial pilots. The rate of fatal crashes per mile traveled for motor carriers has „decreased significantly,“ according to researcher Guohua Li of Columbia University. (Source: Join Together, 10/7/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

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