Did you know that there’s a drunk driving death at least once every 52 minutes in the United States? That’s 28 fatalities each day because of drunk driving. Even more, there are 100,000 crashes each year because of drowsy driving. Drunk and fatigued driving are two of the most dangerous actions on the road, yet people continuously do it.
If you are a driver, it helps to recognize just how dangerous these actions are. Below, we’ll describe the symptoms associated with them and how to protect yourself from severe harm.
Signs of Drunk and Drowsy Driving
Drowsy and drunk driving have some of the same impacts on a person. They both result in the same symptoms, and drivers exhibit the same signs. Here are some of the things you should look for to stay as safe as possible on the road.
- Swerving: Drunk and drowsy drivers often swerve from lane to lane.
- Speeding up and slowing down: Intoxication or fatigue can cause individuals to speed up rapidly and brake for no reason.
- Driving without lights at night: Those who are intoxicated or tired may forget to turn on running lights or headlights when driving at night.
If you see someone you suspect to be drunk or fatigued, you should stay back. Don’t try to pass them because they may swerve into your lane and crash into you. Use your hands-free device to call 9-1-1 and report the drunk or tired driver. The officer can stop them and perform field sobriety tests to determine if they are a danger. Reporting a drunk or tired driver can help save lives—including your own.
At KJT Law Group, your rights come first. We work to help you understand your options to pursue compensation and pursue the maximum compensation available to you. Trust that our Los Angeles car accident attorneys are committed to helping you every step of the way.