Förslag till förbättringar av rattfylleristatistiken i Sverige: underlag till uppdrag att förbättra beskrivningen av vägtrafikolyckornas hälsopåverkan
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
In June 2006, the Swedish Road Administration was mandated by the Government to improve the description of the health effects of road traffic accidents. Under the terms of this mandate, a proposal was to be made as to how the recording of alcohol and drug related accidents can be improved, and how sample surveys of the prevalence of drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs should be performed. This note describes the data used for these parts of the mandate. One common condition for both these parts is that possible screening methods for drivers under the influence of narcotics should be studied. In order to measure the proportion of traffic mileage travelled by drink/drug drivers, the investigation should be organised as a statistical sample survey where the police check drivers at sites selected at random. As regards selection in time, it may be reasonable to use quota sampling. In the present situation, we do not consider that it is possible to carry out regular surveys of drug driving. If the regulations are amended so that routine controls can be performed, and if the police begin to use screening instruments for drug tests, regular surveys can be performed. These surveys can then be integrated with the investigations regarding alcohol, by requiring the stopped drivers to give samples for both alcohol and for drugs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI notat 11-2008 , 2008. , 35 p.
Drunken driving, Drugs, Driver, Accident, Blood alcohol content, Breath test, Statistical sample, Statistics, Recording, Data acquisition, Method, Improvement
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Alcohol and drugs
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-1665DiVA: diva2:670377