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Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicine

Objective

As consumption of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, drugs and certain medicines are likely to endanger the drivers aptitude and impaired driving is still one of the major causes for road accidents, some active steps have to be taken to reach the goal of a 50% reduction in the number of road deaths in the EU. The objective of DRUID is to give scientific support to the EU transport policy to reach the 2010th road safety target by establishing guidelines and measures to combat impaired driving.

DRUID will
- conduct reference studies of the impact on fitness to drive for alcohol, illicit drugs and medicines and give new insights to the real degree of impairment caused by psychoactive drugs and their actual impact on road safety
- generate recommendations for the definition of analytical and risk thresholds
- analyse the prevalence of drugs and medicines in accidents and in general driving, set up a comprehensive and efficient epidemiological database

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-TREN-3
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Coordinator

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN (FEDERAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
EU contribution
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Address
Bruederstrasse 53
BERGISCH GLADBACH
Germany

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