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Inconspicuous ways to spot a drunk driver

Do you understand the importance of being 100 percent sober every time you get behind the wheel? While this may be important to you, there are other drivers who never think twice about consuming alcohol and taking to the road

There is no surefire way to avoid an accident with a drunk driver, but there are steps you can take to pinpoint these people. By knowing if somebody is under the influence, you'll find it easier to keep your distance in an attempt to avoid trouble.

Here are some of the top signs that somebody is drunk:

  • Quick deceleration and acceleration
  • Driving too closely to other vehicles, such as tailgating
  • Weaving all over the road
  • Driving in areas that are not designated for vehicles, such as sidewalks or bike lanes
  • Slow response to traffic signals, such as sitting at a traffic light once it turns green
  • Drifting from one lane to the other
  • Stopping for no reason
  • Speeding or driving extremely slowly
  • Making an illegal turn
  • Driving the wrong way on a one way street
  • Straddling the center line

Do one or more of these behaviors mean that a driver is under the influence of alcohol? Not necessarily, but it definitely gives you something to think about. It's better to be safe than sorry, as you don't want to put yourself in a bad situation.

In the event that a drunk driver strikes your vehicle, here are a few steps you should take:

  • Move your vehicle to safety
  • Call for an ambulance and police assistance
  • Do not argue with the other driver
  • Receive immediate medical attention

Along with the above, you will want to learn more about your legal rights. If you suffered any type of injury in the crash, you may be able to receive compensation from the negligent party.

Since personal injury laws are so complex, don't wait to consult with an experienced attorney. This person can answer your questions, investigate the accident and give you guidance as the process moves forward. In the end, what matters most is that you make the right decisions and that you do whatever you can to receive compensation for your injuries and damages.

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