Drivers of 20-29 years of age show a three times greater probability of crash involvement compared to drivers aged over 30. In this paper, we explore the influence of a common predefined dose of alcohol on the driving performance of 49 young drivers with different BrAC levels. In this analysis, we consider various driver attributes as registered through a questionnaire. Driving performance before and after alcohol consumption is evaluated by the use of five different indicators. Results indicate significant differences in driving behavior that are associated with personal characteristics. Reaction time seems to be the most robust indicator as greater BrAC values are constantly related to longer reaction times.
|Tags||alcohol, driver behaviour, young drivers|