Department of Geography
Delhi University, Delhi (India)
Consumption of alcohol has become a part of leisure activities. On the other side, drinking problem has emerged as a major concern for policy makers. Driving under the influence of alcohol has increased the risk of road traffic collisions resulting in injuries and death. Rules and regulations or policies laid down in response to reduce such problems oft en recourse to the policies of prohibitions or banning. Despite all, there is increase of road traffic collision due to alcohol/drugs in recent years. This paper reviews on the alcohol-road accident nexus. Literatures on road traffic collision due to alcohol in Delhi and commentaries on rules and regulations or policies to avoid road traffic collision are discussed. Consideration of wider cultural practices and nuances of drinking practices in such intersection of transport and health studies could help in policies and planning to avoid drunk driving and road traffic collision.
Keywords: Alcohol, Road Traffic Collision, Drinking.