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Many late night cyclists break driving under the influence laws (25 September 2014)
Cyclists are flouting laws banning them from cycling under the influence of alcohol on a massive scale, researcher Dick de Waard at Groningen University have found. The figures could show why 10% of cycle accidents take place between midnight and dawn, even though only 2.4% of the total distance travelled by bike is late at night. More >>
Alcohol usage teenagers age 12 to 16 plummets (8 September 2014)
According to research into alcohol usage amongst teenagers aged between 12 and 16 years of age in The Netherlands, there appears to have occurred a “spectacular” shift over the last ten years. More >>
Free water a condition for festival licences: Amsterdam (27 August 2014)
Amsterdam city council will only grant licences to festival organizers if they guarantee festival goers will have unlimited access to free tap water to fill up their water bottles. Festival organizers are supposed to ensure that there is one tap for every 150 visitors. More >>
Fewer Dutch people drink and drive (5 August 2014)
The number of Dutch people driving under the influence of alcohol has fallen by a quarter in the past four years. Last year, nearly 35,000 motorists were fined for DUI, in 2010 nearly 46,000. More >>
Councils lax in applying new drinking age laws, few fines so far (12 July 2014)
Local councils have handed out very few fines to bars and shops for selling alcohol to the under 18s since the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act was changed at the beginning of this year. More >>
Zero limit for driving under the influence of alcohol ánd drugs or of a combination of drugs (1 July 2014)
A broad majority in the House of Representatives has today approved the legislative proposal of minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) and minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environment) that enables a tougher approach to be applied to car, motorbike and moped drivers under the influence of alcohol ánd drugs or a combination of drugs. More >>