Most drivers know how dangerous it is to drive after having a few drinks, but some individuals might not pay attention to that warning. Instead, they think that they are fine to drive, which puts others on the roads in danger of being struck by them.
While you can’t control the actions of other drivers, you can be vigilant if you’re on the roads. Being able to stay away from impaired drivers may help you to remain safer while you’re driving. There are several signs that might alert you to the fact that someone else has had too much to drink.
A person who has had too much to drink might drive very slowly. They may lean very close to the windshield to try to see clearly because vision is one of the first things that’s impacted by alcohol. They may brake suddenly even when they don’t need to because they’re easily distracted and unable to process what’s going on around them.
One of the more obvious things that a drunk driver will do is swerve all over the roadway. They may almost hit objects on the side of the road or other vehicles. Not following traffic signs and signals is another sign that they are impaired.
If you see a driver who seems impaired, try to stay away from the vehicle and contact the police if possible. This might help you to avoid being struck. Victims of drunk driving accidents may suffer from serious injuries. This can lead to costly medical bills and time missed from work. Seeking compensation may help you recover the damages that you suffered in the crash.