Traffic law and medicine

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Traffic law and medicine

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Road traffic accidents in perspective - Road traffic safety - Investigating road traffic collisions - Patterns of injury in fatal road trauma - Patterns of fatal pedestrian injury - Patterns of injury in fatal collisions: vehicle occupants - Fatal injury patterns: motorcyclists and cyclists - Medical conditions and fitness to drive - Alcohol and driving performance - Drink-driving legislation - Provision of specimens for analysis - Taking blood samples in a police station - Hospital procedures - Failure to provide samples under the Road Traffic Act - Failure to provide blood and/or urine - Failure to provide a breath sample - Field impairment testing by police - Medical examination of drug-impaired drivers - Drugs and driving performance - Drugs and driving: cannabis - Drugs and driving: opioids - Drugs and driving: benzodiazepines - Drugs and driving: stimulants

Chapter.  10441 words. 

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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