THE RECIDIVIST DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE: TO PUNISH OR TO TREAT

The number of driving-licence holders, who, after having been convicted for drunken driving, continue to commit the same offence, is increasing considerably. These drivers, although still a relatively small group, are responsible to a large extent for the occurrence of serious traffic accidents. It is shown why the punishing of this group of road users has such a slight, and often even negative effect. It is recommended that first offenders be treated correctionally, in principle, and those drivers who show alcohol problems be subjected to treatment. Although the present paragraph 18 of the road traffic act makes it possible to launch such a treatment, the paragraph has been applied infrequently, and, in addition not uniformly enough. A possible amplification of the paragraph is indicated, and some suggestions regarding uniform enforcement are made. The document is in dutch. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Municipal Police

    Middelburg,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Yen, O O
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM