T2022 conference is supported by 3 leading Dutch research institutes on alcohol, drugs and traffic safety as well as the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Members of the research Institutes also have a long standing history of involvement in ICADTS.
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University (UM)
Maastricht University has a strong history in traffic safety research. Itdemonstrated the practical relevance of psychomotor impairment under the influence of licit and illicit drugs in a series of experimental driving studies employing a standardized on-the-road test. The test involves operating a specially instrumented vehicle on a primary highway in actual traffic. This work clearly demonstrated that a large number of CNS drugs can impair driving ability and that it’s magnitude of impairment varies with a number of factors such as dosage, duration of use, combination use, time after ingestion and absorption by the body. Data from experimental driving studies have been relevant to clinicians, patients, regulators and pharmaceutical companies.
The national scientific institute for road safety research (SWOV)
SWOV – Institute for Road Safety Research, based in The Hague, has been a major contributor to the successful Dutch road safety vision that aims to prevent crashes and to reduce the severity of injuries: Sustainable Road Safety. Experts at SWOV work together in multi-disciplinary teams to fulfill their mission: prevent crashes, reduce injuries, save lives. SWOV has been involved in the implementation of alcohol interlock programs in the Netherlands, case-control studies to determine crash risk of alcohol and drugs in traffic and Dutch legislation on lower legal blood alcohol limits for young drivers.
Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways. The Netherlands has one of the best safety records in Europe and actively enforces legislation on alcohol and drugs in traffic. In order to successfully implement road safety policies, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment works closely with the provinces, urban regions, water boards and municipalities.