It is always important to drive defensively, and doing so could potentially save you from becoming involved in a drunk driving accident. Here at Dashner Law we recommend that you look out for common signs that another motorist is driving under the influence. If you become involved in an accident despite your best efforts to recognize drunk drivers, you can depend on us when you are looking for a trustworthy personal injury firm to take your case.
Some of the drunk driving signs you should look out for when you are behind the wheel include weaving across the road, stopping suddenly, and slow responses.
Weaving Across the Road
One of the most noticeable signs that another motorist may be driving drunk is if they are weaving recklessly across the road. If you can safely call the police or highway patrol, make sure you do so as soon as possible. Don’t feel like you have to get close enough to the other driver to get their license plate number if you feel unsafe, since doing so could result in a drunk driving accident.
If another motorist stops suddenly and unexpectedly in the middle of the road, it could be a sign that they are driving drunk and you should take safe, evasive measures to avoid them.
If a driver has a slow reaction time to traffic signals, or seems to ignore them altogether, then there is a good chance that they are driving drunk.