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How to Identify a Drunk Driver

Harding Law Firm - Thursday, July 21, 2016

You can’t control the actions of other drivers on the road, but your awareness could save a life. There are several possible signs of drunk driving:

  • Straddling the center lane, driving on the wrong side of the road, or on the shoulder of the road
  • Taking extremely wide turns
  • Driving at least 10 mph below the speed limit
  • Signaling inconsistently with driving actions
  • Driving without headlights on
  • Braking erratically or following another car too closely
  • Slow or inappropriate responses to traffic signals (such as stopping at a green light)

So, what can you do to protect yourself and others when you suspect you’re sharing the road with a drunk driver?

  • First off, do not try to pass the car, stop the car, or follow it too closely.
  • Be extremely aware and expect the unexpected.
  • Make note of the location, description of the car, behaviors of the driver, and direction of travel.
  • Call 911 as soon as possible with this information and report the suspected drunk driver.

If these tips fail and you are victim to an automobile accident, contact Harding Law for your next steps.