Tips for Spotting a Drunk Driver
Drunk Driving is Incredibly Dangerous and Could be Life-Altering
Despite the many laws and organizations focused on raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving, it remains a serious problem in the United States. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 30 people die as a result of drunk driving every day in America. In 2017, alone, nearly 11 people died in car accidents involving a drunk driver – that is one person every 48 minutes. Additionally, more than 300,000 people were injured in drunk driving wrecks.
Not only do people continue to make the poor decision to get behind the wheel of a car after having a couple of drinks, but smartphones and other forms of technology are causing further distraction. When you think about a drunk driver who may be texting, the results could be catastrophic. At Rad Law Firm, we have the best interests of our clients in mind. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, give us a call immediately to schedule a free consultation.
Signs a Driver is Impaired
Being aware of your surroundings and other drivers is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your passengers. It may also help to understand what some of the most common signs of a drunk driver are, as this will give you the knowledge to spot someone who is impaired and could cause an accident.
The following are the most common signs of a drunk driver:
- Zigzagging or weaving in and out of their lane
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Driving without their headlights on
- Failure to use turn signals
- Driving too slow
- Using their brakes erratically and often
- Making an illegal turn
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Stopping at green lights
- Driving at a dangerous speed
What should I do if a spot a drunk driver?
If you are driving and believe another driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, call 911 immediately and give them as much information as possible. Remain at a safe distance from the drunk driver and do not try to pass them, whatever you do. Depending on the situation, either pull over or follow the driver at a safe distance. Never approach the driver or try to intervene.
The above tips should help you spot drunk drivers and stay safe out on the Dallas roads. If you have been involved in a deadly drunk driving accident, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Rad Law Firm. These types of cases are extremely tragic because they could have been avoided if the driver would’ve made the responsible decision to take a rideshare service or another alternative. We are here to help make sure justice is served and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation with a Dallas car wreck lawyer.