International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--131

Effect of glare on night time driving in alcoholic versus non-alcoholic professional drivers


Nishit Gupta, Hem Lata, Amandeep Kaur 
 Department of Physiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Hem Lata
Department of Physiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141001
India

Context: The use of alcohol during nighttime driving may affect recovery from glare leading to increased traffic accidents. Objective: To compare the glare recovery time in alcoholic versus non-alcoholic drivers. Materials and Methods: Alcoholic ( n = 25) and non-alcoholic drivers ( n = 25) were subjected to glare recovery test and they also filled a questionnaire about the nighttime driving. Results: The glare recovery time got prolonged in alcoholic drivers and they also complained of more problems during nighttime driving as compared to non-alcoholic drivers. Conclusions: The use of alcohol delays recovery from glare during nighttime driving. This can have considerable implications for developing countries in improving regulations for driving licensing.


How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Lata H, Kaur A. Effect of glare on night time driving in alcoholic versus non-alcoholic professional drivers.Int J App Basic Med Res 2012;2:128-131


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Gupta N, Lata H, Kaur A. Effect of glare on night time driving in alcoholic versus non-alcoholic professional drivers. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];2:128-131
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