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Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicine

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

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Coordinator

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN (FEDERAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)

Address

Bruederstrasse 53
Bergisch Gladbach

Germany

Participants (36)

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BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG

Germany

Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences

Netherlands

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

CENTRE OF POST-GRADUATED STUDIES IN LEGAL MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LEGAL MEDICINE OF PORTUGAL

Portugal

CENTRE REGIONAL DE PHARMACOVIGILANCE

France

CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU

Czechia

IFT INSTITUT FUR THERAPIEFORSCHUNG

Germany

INSTITUT BELGE POUR LA SÉCURITÉ ROUTIÈRE ASBL

Belgium

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC MEDICINE, LUDWIG - MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY

Germany

INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC RESEARCH

Poland

JEFATURA CENTRAL DE TRAFICO

Spain

KORPS LANDELIJKE POLITIEDIENSTEN

Netherlands

KURATORIUM FUR VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT

Austria

MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY

Netherlands

MOTOR TRANSPORT INSTITUTE

Poland

MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY

Lithuania

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE

Finland

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Norway

REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA, MINISTRSTVO ZA PROMET

Slovenia

SIPSIVI SOCIETA ITALIANA DI PSICOLOGIA DELLA SICUREZZA VIARIA

Italy

STATENS VAG OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

SWOV INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DTU)

Denmark

TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT (INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS)

Norway

TUV RHEINLAND CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

U.O.C. TOSSICOLOGIA FORENSE E ANTIDOPING - AZIENDA OSPENDALIERA - UNIVERSITA DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

UNIVERSITE DE CAEN - BASSE NORMANDIE

France

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED

Hungary

UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 518404

  • Start date

    15 October 2006

  • End date

    14 October 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 23 812 601

  • EU contribution

    € 18 932 265

Coordinated by:

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN (FEDERAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)

Germany