SWOV researchers have contributed to two reports from the European Road Safety Observatory. Goldenbeld wrote the Road safety thematic report – Alcohol and drugs and De Goede and Stelling wrote the Safety Performance Indicator report – Alcohol and drugs.
Road safety thematic report – Alcohol and drugs
Impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs is a major cause of motor vehicle crashes worldwide. Alcohol, illegal drugs and various prescribed drugs (medicines) impair driver's functional capabilities including reaction time, tracking ability, vision, divided attention and vigilance, which leads to increased crash risk.
Safety Performance Indicator report – Alcohol and drugs
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is one of the main causes of road fatalities. This ERSO report SPI Alcohol & Drugs provides an overview of available data on driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs for EU member states and EFTA countries. Moreover, it provides information on their relationship with alcohol and drug regulations and enforcement.