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Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver

Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver

With the holidays here, this is a time of year when drivers must ensure they’re safe on the road. The holidays bring out many drunk drivers, and you must recognize what to look for potential indicators of an intoxicated driver.

1. Missing Headlights

At night, you expect drivers to use their headlights. If you see a driver without his or her headlights, there may be a chance the driver was too intoxicated to remember to turn them on. Stay clear of all parties who are driving without their lights on at night. 

2. Tailgating

Intoxicated drivers may follow too close. These drivers may try to follow closely and mimic movements to appear they are driving normally. However, intoxicated drivers may have a problem with decision making, so they may crash into you if you need to stop suddenly.

3. Slowing Down and Speeding Up

You may see a driver who is speeding up and slowing down randomly. They may not stay consistent when driving, and it can be challenging to predict what they’ll do next. Not only is speeding a potential hazard, but it is also dangerous for the driver to go too slow at random times.

4. Swerving

Drivers who swerve in and out of traffic, or slowly drift into another lane, create numerous dangers on the road. Alcohol makes it challenging for drivers to concentrate, as well as causes fatigue. You may notice persistent swerving, which can be a strong indication of intoxication.

If you recognize any of these signs, be sure to report the driver to the authorities quickly. You’ll want to give the authorities the license plate and make and model of the vehicle, as well as describe the actions.

Unfortunately, intoxicated drivers cause countless collisions each year. If you’re hurt, you should reach out to our Houston car accident attorneys at Daspit Law Firm. We’ll be by your side every step of the way.

Call our legal team at (888) 273-1045 today.