NEW WAYS TO USE BIOCHEMICAL INDICATORS OF ALCOHOL-ABUSE TO REGRANT LICENSES IN A FAIRER MANNER AFTER DRUNKEN DRIVING IN GERMANY

Authors
Citation
R. Iffland, NEW WAYS TO USE BIOCHEMICAL INDICATORS OF ALCOHOL-ABUSE TO REGRANT LICENSES IN A FAIRER MANNER AFTER DRUNKEN DRIVING IN GERMANY, Alcohol and alcoholism, 31(6), 1996, pp. 619-620
Citations number
NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
31
Issue
6
Year of publication
1996
Pages
619 - 620
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1996)31:6<619:NWTUBI>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
The failure of medical-psychological examination to provide convincing recommendations concerning the regranting of licences in a significan t number of cases illustrates the need for objective laboratory testin g. Experience in Germany shows that blood-alcohol concentration alone could lead to misleading recommendations, and suggests that laboratory testing is best done on samples taken at the time of the offence, rat her than subsequently at medical-psychological investigation.