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Driving under the influence of drugs in Ireland: results of a nationwide survey 2000 - 2001
Cusack, Denis A.; Leavy, C. Pauline
The number of deaths and serious injuries due to road traffic crashes in Ireland is a cause for serious concern. Although the number of fatalities has fallen significantly in recent years, standing at 339 ┬Ěn 2003 (the lowest number since 1963), tackling the problem of road safety remains a high priority for the Government, the Road Safety Agencies and the population in general. The Government Strategy for Road Safety has identified four major factors as contributory causes in road traffic crashes. These are Speeding, Non use of saf ety belts, Careless and dangerous driving and Intoxication. Alcohol intoxication has been long recognised as a major contributor to road traffic crashes. It remains the major intoxicant in drivers. Increasingly intoxication with drugs other than alcohol has also been recognised. Both the Council of Europe and the European Union have recognised the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs. The drugs fall into both licit and illicit categories
Keyword(s): DRUGS MISUSE; ROAD SAFETY
Publication Date:
2004
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Medical Bureau of Road Safety (MBRS)
First Indexed: 2018-03-02 07:30:02 Last Updated: 2018-03-13 06:50:18