Protect yourself by from being
the victim in a drunk driving accident. Be alert for drunk drivers
when you are on the road. Drunk driving statistics show that each
person has a 30 percent lifetime chance of being in a alcohol related
crash. Drunk drivers often display certain characteristics when
on the road:
- Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line.
- Almost striking a object or vehicle.
- Making wide turns.
- Driving on the wrong side of the road.
- Driving very slow.
- Stopping without cause.
- Braking erratically.
- Turning abruptly or illegally.
- Driving at night without headlights.
Keep a safe distance from anyone driving erratically or who display
these drunk driving characteristics. If you are in front of a drunk
driver, turn right at the nearest interesection and let him or her
pass. If the drunk driver is in front of you, stay a safe distance
behind. If the drunk driver is coming towards you, slow down and
move to the right and stop. Report drunk drivers to law enforcement
from a car phone or pay phone.
One of your best defense against a drunk driver is to wear your
safety belt and make sure children are in their child
safety seats. And never ride in a car operated by someone who
has been drinking - call a cab or ask a friend to drive you home.