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Effects of Alcohol on Motorcycle Riding Skills

Thursday, September 24
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Room 1130, Mechanical Engineering Building

Part of the Fall 2009 Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar Series.

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Alcohol intoxication is a significant risk factor for fatal crashes, especially for riding a motorcycle. At present, there is sparse research on the impairing effects of alcohol on skills involved in motorcycle control.

This seminar will discuss findings from a research study designed to measure to effect of alcohol (up to blood alcohol content 0.08 percent) on a broad set of basic riding skills. These riding skills were assessed on a test track with task scenarios based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's training program.

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Janet Creaser is a research fellow with the HumanFIRST Program. Her work examines the role of perception, cognition, aging, and behavior in typical driving situations. She earned her M.S. in Experimental Psychology (specialization in perception, aging & cognitive ergonomics) from the University of Calgary in 2004. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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