Recidivism after behavioural measures for driving under the influence or for risky driving behaviour

Criminology and victimology / Traffic crime

Recidivism after behavioural measures for driving under the influence or for risky driving behaviour

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Summary

In order to improve road safety, The Netherlands has several (behavioural) measures that can be issued to drivers for driving under the influence or for risky driving behaviour. For those who are pulled over for drink driving the penalty can be either the Educational Measure for Alcohol and Traffic (in Dutch: Educatieve Maatregel Alcohol en verkeer [LEMA]), a light version of the EMA [LEMA] or a fitness-to-drive test (in Dutch: onderzoek geschiktheid) related to either alcohol or drugs, or for medical reasons.
In this study, the characteristics of and recidivism by participants of the behavioural measures were investigated, as well as the effectiveness of the EMA, the ASP and the EMG in terms of relapse reduction.
This study answers the following research questions:

  1. What are the background characteristics of the participant groups?
  2. What is the pattern of recidivism for the participant groups?
  3. Are the EMA, the ASP and the EMG effective in reducing recidivism?

Publication data

Author(s):
Blom, M., Blokdijk, D., Weijters, G.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-20

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