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Medical Bureau of Road Safety. (2019) Medical Bureau of Road Safety annual report 2017. Dublin: Medical Bureau of Road Safety.

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The total number of specimens analysed for alcohol in blood, urine and breath and for drugs in blood and urine in 2017 totalled 10,482. This was a significant increase in the number of analyses compared with 2016. Alcohol remains the most prevalent intoxicant posing a danger on the roads and the mean alcohol level in blood specimens analysed in 2017 was 156mg/ml and in urine it was 181mg/100ml whilst in breath it was 45μg/100ml. Cannabis and benzodiazepine classes of drugs were the next most common intoxicants found on analysis. The younger male drivers continued to be the group in whom intoxicants were most often detected on analysis.

Date:2019
Pages:48 p.
Publisher:Medical Bureau of Road Safety
Corporate Creators:Medical Bureau of Road Safety
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Drug use and driving
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
B Substances > Alcohol
MM-MO Crime and law > Transportation safety laws (driving) > Substance use driving laws
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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