The Drug Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC) is being developed by TIRF in partnership with State Farm. Drug-impaired driving represents a major challenge to road safety professionals around the world. The number of impairing substances, including over-the-counter medications (OTCs), prescription and illegal drugs is substantial. However, unlike research about alcohol, much less is known about the impairing effects of these substances on driving. Positively, research is underway at an unprecedented pace to develop new knowledge, although this has also made it challenging for policymakers and practitioners alike to remain abreast of important issues.
The DIDLC is being developed to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of diverse stakeholders. This one-stop, comprehensive, web-based tool is being designed to inform decision-making by synthesizing the evidence-base related to this topic. The Learning Centre will contain several modules that will be structured in a question and answer format, similar to other TIRF educational programs. Module topics will describe the scope of the problem according to available data, the impairing effects of drugs on driving, and laws and countermeasures including available technologies. This user-friendly tool can help road safety stakeholders develop an evidence-informed strategy regarding drug-impaired driving and also to tailor their strategy to the context of the respective jurisdiction.
The anticipated release for the DIDLC is June 2017.
TIRF extends their appreciation to State Farm® for their support to make this project possible.
Project Status: Ongoing
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