Literature review on the relation between drug use, impaired driving and traffic accidents
The health consequences of drug use are a priority area for the EMCDDA and impaired driving and road traffic accidents linked to drugs constitute an important topic on which comprehensive information is lacking. The literature review addressed inter alia the relationship between different patterns of drug consumption, impaired driving and traffic accidents. In addition drug testing procedures and associated legislation regarding drug-impaired driving in the different EU Member States were described and the issues raised by such testing reviewed. The outcomes of the study included a scientific literature review and annotated bibliography on the relation between drug use, impaired driving and traffic accidents.
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- Methodological issues on determining the relationship between drug consumption, impaired driving and traffic accidents
- Evidence from experimental and field studies
- Description of drug testing procedures in the context of driving in the EU, issues raised by testing, and assessment of the criteria used or proposed in relation to the scientific evidence