NATURE AND MAGNITUDE OF THE D.W.I. OF DRUGS: A PROBLEM ANALYSIS. A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE USEFULNESS OF A (TEMPORAL) REGISTRATION SYSTEM OF DRUG USE AND TRAFFIC PARTICIPATION

AARD EN OMVANG VAN HET RIJDEN ONDER INVLOED VAN GENEESMIDDELEN: EEN PROBLEEMANALYSE. MOGELIJKHEDEN VOOR HET OPZETTEN VAN EEN (TIJDELIJKE) REGISTRATIE VAN GENEESMIDDELENGEBRUIK EN VERKEERSDEELNAME

There is some evidence from laboratory studies that several prescribed drugs negatively affect driving performance. Solely from these laboratory studies it is not possible to estimate accident risk in relationship to drug use. Only expensive epidemiological research may show such a risk increase. At present, data from casualty research indicate that the magnitude of the problem does not justify such a research commitment. In the study a temporal registration of drug usage and traffic participation was proposed, and a questionnaire was developed. The proposed study does not provide information on relative risk, but does provide information on actual traffic participation under the influence of drugs and self reported accidents. It focuses on traffic safety, home safety and occupational safety. Countermeasures based on such a study lie in the domain of drug registration procedures and patient education.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All others refer to National 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:
    • Twisk, Dam
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-41
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM