Identifying Drunk Drivers Around the Holiday

Drunk drivers often become more prevalent around the holiday season as people celebrate and spend time with their loved ones. Unfortunately, drunk drivers are much more dangerous than others on the road and often cause several collisions each year. As a driver, it helps to recognize some of the signs of a drunk driver so that you can stay as safe as possible.

Here are some of the signs you should look out for to identify a drunk driver.


Drunk drivers are prone to swerving from one lane to another. They may start to lose focus on the road, letting their vehicle drift off to the left or right. Drivers may not recognize they are swerving until they run over the rumble strip, or worse, crash into another person.

Erratic Braking

Drunk drivers may start to stop even when there are no other vehicles in front of them. You may see a drunk driver hit their brakes for no reason. Sometimes, this is a quick action. Other times, it’s a hard brake that stops the vehicle completely and puts other drivers at risk of a crash.

Slowing Down and Speeding Up

You may notice a drunk driver start to speed up rapidly and then slow down when they recognize what they’re doing. It can be confusing for anyone driving near a drunk driver and potentially cause a severe crash.

Driving Without Lights at Night

Many drunk drivers are on the road late at night when they should have their running and head lights turned on. Unfortunately, drunk drivers may not have the thought process to turn on their lights, and they significantly reduce their visibility. They also make it more difficult for other drivers to see them.

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