EXTRA POLICE CONTROL AND DRUNKEN DRIVING. REPORT OF A SURVEILLANCE EXPERIMENT IN WEERT

EXTRA POLITIE-INZET EN RIJDEN ONDER INVLOED. VERSLAG VAN EEN SURVEILLANCE-EXPERIMENT IN DE GEMEENTE WEERT

From the beginning of 1983 until mid-1984 the Research and Documentation Centre of the Netherlands Ministry of Justice carried out a study into the possible effects of a more intensive police surveillance in relation to driving while influenced by alcohol. The study was carried out in the Municipality of Weert, in the southern part of Limburg, because extra police personnel were available, and the local authority was interested in cooperating in such a study. During the nightly surveillance hours the so called flying brigades made each passing driver stop for a breath test and an interview. In addition, the usual control took place. No publicity had been given to the experiment. The following main topics were studied: (1) how great was the offence before the stimulus of the experiment was given, (2) should the population be made aware of more police surveillance concerned with driving while influenced, (3) would this lead to an increase of the subjective chance of being caught for this population, and (4) whether it would result in a modification in attitude in such a way that people would not drive when they had been drinking alcoholic beverages. (TRRL)

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    Staatsuitgeverij

    P.O. Box 20014
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Bovens, R
    • Prinsen, P J
  • Publication Date: 1984

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-12-04810-9
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 52
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:33AM