RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DRUGS IN RELATION TO PARTICIPATION IN TRAFFIC

ADVIES INZAKE GENEESMIDDELEN IN SAMENHANG MET DEELNEMEN AAN HET VERKEER

The majority of road traffic accidents are due to human error, and it is an established fact that alcohol consumption is an important factor. Drugs are also strongly suspected of being a contributory cause. This had led to regulations prohibiting the driving of vehicles when under the influence of alcohol and drugs (Section 26 of the Road Traffic Act). Another way of reducing the chance of people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is the use of publicity. From the research conducted so far, it is possible to conclude that the use of drugs already recorded as dangerous is a hazard to road safety as they impair the individual's driving ability. However, it has not yet reached the stage where it is possible to establish a direct link between the dose taken and the effect on road safety. Recommendations for further research, alternative penalties, more publicity of the risk of drug use to road safety, are presented. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gezondheidsraad

    Commissie van de Gezondheidsraad, P.O. Box 95379
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1983-1

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM