The purpose of this study, which is detailed and extensive, is to map the use of drugs in traffic, and to study its consequences from the judicial, criminological and traffic safety points of view. Main contents: part one: sociological and judicial background; medical and pharmacological aspects; traffic hazardous drugs. Part two: study method description; statistics on drug use in traffic; drugs, traffic accidents and risks; alcohol as a traffic accident factor. Part three: the Swedish judicial procedure. Part four: vehicle owner attitude towards driving under influence of drugs - an opinion survey. Part five: the extent of drug use in combination with driving; driver-drug consumer characteristics; test methods: conclusions and summaries. Each part also contains a list of references of subjects dealt with in that part. Some results are as follows: of the drivers suspected for drunken driving in 1976, 25% had taken some drugs. Although a significantly higher accident rate was observed in drivers with less than 0.5% alcohol concentration who had taken drugs, than in drivers with the same alcohol concentration who had not taken drugs, it could not be proved that drugs in combination with alcohol generally contribute to increased accident risks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Statens Raettskemiska Laboratorium

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Solarz, A
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 241 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM