How To Recognize The Signs Of A Drunk Driver

In America, 28 people die each day because of drunk driving. The chances of getting in a car crash are much higher when driving near an intoxicated driver. It could save your life to know how to spot one, so you are able to avoid them as much as possible. When driving, look for these signs from Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to recognize the signs of a drunk driver:

  1. Quick acceleration or deceleration
  2. Tailgating
  3. Weaving or zig-zagging across the road
  4. Driving anywhere other than on a road designated for vehicles
  5. Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle
  6. Stopping without cause or erratic braking
  7. Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
  8. Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
  9. Slow response to traffic signals (e.g. sudden stop or delayed start)
  10. Straddling the center lane marker
  11. Driving with headlights off at night
  12. Swerving
  13. Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
  14. Turning abruptly or illegally
  15. Driving into opposing traffic on the wrong side of the road

If you notice signs of a drunk driver, be sure to keep your distance from the vehicle as much as possible. Drunk drivers can be very unpredictable on the road, and you never know when they will swerve or get into a collision in your path. Try to safely get the make and model of the car. Record or remember the license plate if possible, take note of the exact location, and call the police.

How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help

Drunk driving has been the cause of many accidents and fatalities. If you or someone you know has been injured by a collision with a drunk driver, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of lawyers that are on your side and will fight to give you the compensation you deserve.


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