Sometimes avoiding drunk drivers can be difficult, especially during inclement weather or at night. But it’s not impossible if you know the warning signs to watch out for. Check out this list of drunk driver traits:
- Weaving from one of the lane to the other. At first, when you see a car weaving continuously back and forth, you might think it’s a driver searching for something, eating, or on their phone. But be extra careful—these weaving drivers might be drunk.
- Sudden Braking. If you are behind someone who suddenly brakes (and does it continuously) you might want to watch out. This is a common sign of drunk driving.
- Tailgating. So it might be a jerk driver behind you or a drunk driver. Why take the risk? Try to move over to the the next lane and out of their way.
- Other signs. Failing to use headlights (at night), passing cars too closely, random stops, or lack of attention to traffic signals.
-Ensure that your (and your passenger’s) seatbelt is fastened.
-Do not follow.
-To protect the other drivers on the road, try to note the license plate numbers or a description of the car, and report the incident to the authorities.
-Do not try to stop the vehicle yourself.
We hope you stay safe this St. Patty’s Day! Watch out for signs of drunk drivers and do your part to not drink and drive.