DRUGS AND TRAFFIC

MEDICIJNEN EN VERKEER

The Dutch Road Traffic Act shows some juridical loopholes regarding drugs and traffic. A driver can only be punished if he knows or could have known that the prescribed drug would influence his driving behaviour. The legislation relates only to the absolute minimum, while the author thinks that the legislation should oblige a driver to keep his driving behaviour optimal. Drugs which can influence driving behaviour have a special sticker for warning in the Netherlands, but patients need to ask their doctors which drugs he has prescribed. Doctors generally do not instruct their patients about prescribed drugs and traffic. The ordinary citizen must be educated about the influence of drugs in traffic. Furthermore the author stresses the need for collecting data on the wrong use of drugs in traffic. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEILIG VERKEER NEDERLAND

    PO BOX 423
    HUIZEN,   Netherlands  1270 AK
  • Authors:
    • NELEMANS, F A
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Dutch

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM