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Impairment from alcohol, drowsiness/fatigue, drugs (pharmaceutical and illicit), vision and hearing loss remain the leading cause of traffic-related fatalities and injuries.


  • Develop standardized protocols for the study of impairment that can be validly baselined against alcohol impairment
  • Develop methods for detecting the impaired performance in real-time so that it can risk can be mitigated

Research in the Area

See a summary of our major findings in drugged driving research from 2010 to 2020.

Long Term Aim

Reduce the number of fatalities attributable to driver impairment through a better understanding of the effects and through development of appropriate mitigations.


Impairment program manager:
Omar Ahmad (staff profile)
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