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Not only is driving drunk illegal, it is also incredibly dangerous to anybody that is on the road--or near it. Drunk drivers routinely hurt themselves and the people around them and can cause fatal accidents in the blink of an eye. There are a few ways to spot a drunk driver that could save your life.
A drunk driver will:
-Tailgate - ride uncomfortably close to another driver's bumper.
-Accelerate and decelerate - random and extreme changes in speed are causes for concern and a great signifier of an unfocused and, possibly drunk, driver.
-Brake randomly - random stops in the middle of the road.
-Swerve - the biggest tell - a drunk driver cannot stay in their own lane.
As you can see all these "tells" pose potential danger to those around them. There are other little things that can be potential signs of drunk driving as well including: headlights being off, driving way too slow, or inconsistent turn signals that do not correlate with the actual road. However these same things can be signs of other sort of drivers (namely bad ones) as well.
If you have the feeling that the person in front of you is driving drunk then you should be sure to report them immediately. Pull over to the side of the road, after getting their license plate, and report them to the police.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|