There are many different elements that can increase your risk of being involved in a car accident—including inclement weather and high-traffic volume. Although both factors are major accident contributors, the likelihood of car accidents skyrockets when there is an increase of alcohol-impaired drivers on the road. According to the NHTSA, “A higher volume of holiday travelers, including a significantly higher number of alcohol-impaired drivers, cause nearly twice the number of automotive deaths during summer months than during the rest of the year combined.”[1]

Here are 10 ways to spot a drunk driver:

  • Frequent tailgating
  • Rapid acceleration and deceleration
  • Veering in and out of designated traffic lanes
  • Driving less than 10 mph below the actual speed limit
  • Signaling with inconsistent driving actions
  • Driving in the opposite direction of oncoming traffic
  • Abrupt or illegal turns
  • Swerving
  • Driving without headlights in the dark
  • Slow response to traffic signals

With so many summer festivities, it is important to be suspicious and aware of alcoholic-impaired drivers. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car wreck involving a drunk driver, call Potter Burnett Law today.

[1] SOURCE: https://www.bactrack.com/blogs/expert-center/35042821-the-most-dangerous-times-on-the-road