How to Spot a Drunk Driver & Avoid a Car Accident

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Even if you aren’t drinking and driving, it’s important to be extra cautious for drunk drivers on the road to maximize your safety. Knowing how to spot a drunk driver can save your life and others! Here are a few tell-tale signs of a drunk driver:

Sporadic Movements

If you notice a vehicle is moving sporadically, it could be a sign of an intoxicated driver. This is especially dangerous because other drivers will not be able to anticipate the vehicle’s movement, making it impossible for them to pass safely. Sporadic movement can take many forms, for example:

  • Drifting onto the shoulder
  • Swerving into the adjacent lane
  • Turning suddenly
  • Zigzagging across the lanes
  • Accelerating too quickly or speeding

Timid or Slow Driving

Sometimes an intoxicated driver gives timid signs instead of aggressive ones like the examples listed above. Timid signs could be even more dangerous for other drivers because it may be harder to spot a drunk driver. If you notice any of the following signs of passive driving, there may be an intoxicated driver at the wheel:

  • Stopping inappropriately
  • Braking hard or intermittently
  • Slow reaction to traffic signals
  • Failure to use turning signals
  • Driving under the speed limit

The examples listed in this blog are only 10 of many examples that could be signs of drunk driving. If you notice any of these signs, we encourage you to call the police and avoid getting too close to the vehicle.

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