Publications

Drugs and Driving

Detection and Deterrence

Published on October 08, 2010

Also available in: French

book

Driving while impaired by drugs – whether licit or illicit – has emerged as an important road safety issue. This report provides a state-of-the-art review of the role and impact of drugs in road accident risk. It reviews the legislation, deterrence and roadside detection practices in member countries as well as preventative measures to combat drug use while driving. It provides recommendations on strategies to adopt in addressing this issue, with a view to contributing to a safe system approach and saving further lives on the roads.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Abstract
Executive Summary
Introduction
The Effects of Drugs on Safe Driving Performance
Drug Use Among Drivers
The Role of Drugs in Road Crashes
Legislation, Enforcement and Prevention
Conclusions and Recommendations
References
Appendix A. Questionnaire for Survey of OECD/ITF Countries
Advisory Group Members
Powered by OECD iLibrary