Fact sheet 'Driving under the influence of alcohol' updated

During the most recent measurements, in 2022, 2.6% of the Dutch drivers were under the influence of alcohol during weekend nights, which amounts to almost double the lowest percentage of alcohol offenders measured (1.4% in 2017). The latest data on alcohol use among cyclists date back to 2013. Measurements in the evening and at night/in the early morning (between 5 pm and 8 am) in the entertainment areas of the cities The Hague and Groningen showed that on average 42% of the tested cyclists had used more alcohol than legally allowed. This percentage is considerably higher than among drivers.

This can be read in the updated SWOV fact sheet ‘Driving under the influence of alcohol’.