PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER STAGE.
Anastasia Tsapi, Royal HaskoningDHV, Expert Road Safety, The Netherlands
Jan Vissers, Royal HaskoningDHV, Expert Road Safety and Traffic Psychology, The Netherlands Reinoud Nägele, Expert Road Safety at Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands
Driving under the influence of drugs reduces fitness to drive and increases the crash rate. The narcotic, stimulating and/or consciousness-altering effect that drugs have on the brain, reduce the ability of the driver to drive safely.
Driving under the influence of drugs in the Netherlands has been showing an increasing trend. Almost 6,000 drivers have received a penalty for driving under the influence of drugs and/or medicines in the first half of 2020. This number is 16% higher than that of the first six months in 2019. The reasons for this increase, the motives for the use of drugs (in traffic) and the characteristics of the offenders are not clear. Little research has been conducted on this subject in the Netherlands in the last decade. The same applies on a European level, where the last most comprehensive research study dates from almost ten years ago (DRUID, 2012).
Following this increase of driving under the influence of drugs, the Dutch Ministry of Transportation initiated a study to gain more insight into the drugs problem and the approach through which the use of drugs in traffic is tackled in other countries. Royal HaskoningDHV has carried out a short international survey on this subject.
In this CIECA webinar, the results of this international study are presented, providing recent facts on the size and nature of the problem, the developments and trends as well as the various measures that have been taken in different countries to eliminate the problem. After a short presentation, a discussion will take place on the survey outcomes. The presenters would like to hear the opinion of other CIECA members on the measures presented, in particular regarding their feasibility and their effectiveness.
FURTHER DETAILS OF INTEREST FOR PARTICIPANTS:
- Time: 14 April, 1pm - 2pm CET
- Fee: This members-only event is free-of-charge
- Location: online
- Working language: English
- Registration: The deadline for registrations is 9 April 2021