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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, pp. 319-327
Bioline Code: pr04009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, pp. 319-327

 en The need for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) legislation in Nigeria
Edeaghe Ehikhamenor and E Okey Agwubike

Abstract

In Nigeria, the correlation between alcohol abuse and incidence of drink-driving and alcoholrelated motor task and road trauma has been recognised. Unrestricted availability of alcohol and ignorance, coupled with the absence of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) threshold to act as a legal reference point for controlling the use, misuse or abuse of alcohol in Nigeria, are major concern. The pharmacology, clinical and sports implications of indulgence in alcohol and the debate on its legal status are highlighted in this article. The information presented could offer both clinical and safety benefits to psychomotor tasks executors and road safety professionals.

Keywords
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC), legislation, road safety

 
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