Tough case? We’re tougher.
FREE Personal Injury Consultation
Tf 888-389-5924 Ph 304-521-1040
view our Practice Areas

What's the best way to spot a drunk driver?

As everyone who drives is aware, it doesn't matter where you are driving or the time of the day, there is always a chance that you could find yourself part of a motor vehicle accident.

There are many causes of these accidents, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

When people have too much to drink and then get behind the wheel, there is a greater chance that they will cause an accident, even if they only drank a tiny bit, or they think they "handle their alcohol" well.

As a driver who wants to remain safe at all times, it's important to do two things:

-- Never drink and drive

-- Learn how to spot drunk drivers

Here are some of the telltale signs that a person may be driving under the influence of alcohol:

-- Quick acceleration and deceleration

-- Driving down the center line

-- Failure to move when a traffic light turns green

-- Driving the wrong way on a one way road

-- Signaling that does not match driving actions

-- Stopping without reason

-- Striking objects on the side of the road, such as parked vehicles and signs

-- Driving in excess of the speed limit

-- Driving 10 miles per hour or more less than the speed limit

-- Making illegal turns

Just because somebody does one of these things does not mean that he or she is drunk. However, if you realize that a person is continually making poor decisions, there is a chance that he or she may be under the influence of alcohol.

The best thing you can do is keep your distance if you have reason to believe that somebody is drunk. From there, contact the authorities so that the person can be pulled over as soon as possible.

Despite your best efforts to avoid an accident with a drunk driver, you may find yourself in this position at some point. If so, do the following:

-- Contact the police and an ambulance

-- Receive medical treatment and follow through with your treatment plan

-- Learn more about your legal rights

You may be able to file a lawsuit with intentions of receiving payment for your injuries and other damages. An attorney can review your accident and help you decide which steps to take in the days and weeks that follow your accident.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us Today

Hoover Andrews, PLLC
3570 US Route 60 East
Barboursville, WV 25504

Toll Free: 888-389-5924
Phone: 304-521-1040
Fax: 304-733-4888
Map & Directions

Have a Question? email our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response