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Many instances of drunk driving accidents could have been prevented by someone interfering. Today, with cell phones in almost every driver's pocket, reports of drunk drivers have gone up. These reports have saved an incalculable amount of lives by stopping a drunk driver before it was too late.
If you see what you suspect is a drunk driver and you have a phone available to you, do the right thing:
• Dial the local highway patrol or police department
• Get the license plate number of the car
• Let the authorities know that you suspect a drunk driver
• Give your location
It is worth those few minutes of your time to save that drunk driver from hurting themselves and/or others.
IF YOU ARE ALONE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND LOCATION THEN SAFELY PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BEFORE YOU START WRITING AND DIALING YOUR CELL PHONE. IF YOU HAVE PASSENGERS THEN THEY CAN GET ALL THE INFO NEEDED. THAT WAY YOU CAN FOLLOW AT A SAFE DISTANCE GIVING UPDATES SO THAT YOU GIVE AN ACCURATE LOCATION.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|