Driving under the influence of drugs

Driving under the influence of drugs

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Summary

The approach to dealing with the offence of driving under the influence of drugs is currently based on the catch-all clause of article 8, section one, of the 1994 Road Traffic Act (Wegenverkeerswet, hereinafter referred to as WVW1994). In practice, there are problems with this approach. So an amendment to the WVW1994 has been proposed, namely in the form of the addition of a fifth section. The aim of the amendment is not just to make it easier to establish the suspicion of the use of drugs by drivers but also to make it easier to prosecute. The amendment of the Act is expected to be implemented in mid-2017.

The issue at the heart of the study was as follows: "How is driving under the influence of drugs investigated and sanctioned with regard to the implementation of the amended WVW1994 and with what result?"

Publication data

Author(s):
Abraham, M., Nauta, O.
Organization(s):
DSP-group, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
DSP-group
Year of publication:
2017

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DSP-groep
 
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