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Hazardous behaviour/Post impact care

Hazardous behaviour/Post impact care



About 25% of all road fatalities in Europe are alcohol related whereas about only 1% of all kilometres driven in Europe are driven by drivers with 0.5 g/l alcohol in their blood or more. As the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in the driver increases, the crash rate also rises. Learn more about risks of drink-driving and effective measures in the text below.

Update of text on alcohol  (DaCoTA, 2012)

Text on alcohol (SafetyNet, 2006)


Cell phone use while driving

Since in-car telephones first appeared in the mid-1980s, the use of hand-held and, more recently, hands-free devices has rapidly increased. At the same time, a significant body of research indicates the adverse consequences of driver distraction associated with use of a cell phone while driving, whether hand-held or hands-free. You can find out more in the text below.

Text on Car telephone use while driving (DaCoTA, 2012)


Driver distraction

The task of driving requires continuous attention to road and traffic circumstances and vehicle control. A driver may pay insufficient attention to the driving because the driver is occupied with other activities like making a phone call, tuning the radio, listening to the radio, talking with a passenger, or eating while driving, etc.

Text on driver distraction (DaCoTA, 2012 )

More information on distraction by cell phone use while driving can be found here.



Fatigue leads to a deterioration of driving performance, which results in an increased risk of crashes. Find out more about the mechanisms involved in fatigue processes, and preventive strategies and countermeasures in the text below.

Updated text on fatigue (DaCoTA, 2012)

Text on fatigue (SafetyNet, 2006)


Speed and speed management

Speed is at the core of the road safety problem. In fact, speed is involved in all accidents: no speed, no accidents. In the text below, you can find out more about.

Updated text on speeding and speed management (DaCoTA, 2012).

Updated text on speeding (SafetyNet, 2006)


Work-related accidents

Work-related motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the workplace in industrialized countries. Find out more about the risks and background of this problem and effective countermeasures in the text below.

Updated text on work-related road safety (DaCoTA, 2012)

Text on work-related road safety (SafetyNet, 2006)


Post impact care

Post-impact care is a strategy which aims to reduce the severity of injury consequences once a road traffic crash has occurred. Read more about developments en effects of post impact care in the text below.

Update of text on post impact care . (DaCoTA, 2012)

Text on post impact care (SafetyNet, 2006)