The Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research SWOW has been studying the use of alcohol by drivers ever since 1970, in order to follow the development of this use and to evaluate the effect of countermeasures. After a long period with hardly any changes in drinking and driving behavior in the Netherlands, it seems that between 1983 and 1987, the incidence of drunken drivers has decreased. The decrease is probably greatest during week-ends, maybe because of more police enforcement. Although the results of the research are encouraging there is no reason to consider the problem of alcohol in traffic as solved. Information directed in particular to the younger drivers by publicity campaigns has shown to be also effective.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text in Dutch, summary in English. Available outside the North American Continent from Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O.Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Mathijssen, MPM
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • Dutch

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-88-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM