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Watch out for drunk drivers this holiday season

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

The holiday season means enjoying friends and family while making lifelong memories. While there is ample time to enjoy the holidays, some people may make the mistake of taking too far by drinking and driving. In fact, there is a noticeable increase in drunk driving during the holiday season. With an increase in dangerous drivers this holiday, here are signs you can watch out for to avoid these reckless drivers:

Erratic speeds

If a driver is unable to control their body due to substances properly, they are likely not able to control their speed. If you see someone struggling to maintain a regular speed or going well over or under the speed limit, there is a good chance they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Difficulty driving in a straight line

Just like being unable to maintain a safe speed, a drunk driver may not be able to control the steering wheel safely. If you spot a driver who cannot seem to be able to stay in their own lane, it may be likely that they can accidentally drive into another lane, oncoming traffic, or off the road.

Failing to abide by driving laws

A drunk driver is likely not going to remember all of the rules they need to follow on the road. Failing to turn on headlights, use turn signals or stop at intersections is a good sign to stay away from these reckless drivers.

Do not second-guess yourself

If you suspect that someone around you is driving while drunk or high, trust your instincts and allow the suspected driver to pull ahead of you. By keeping them a safe distance ahead of you, you can keep an eye on them and avoid any accidents they may cause. Practicing caution on the road can make the difference in whether you make more holiday memories next year, so stay safe on the road this holiday season so you can enjoy the next one.