The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation
570-505-5561 | 570-505-3015

Dangerous signs that a driver may be drunk

Many people in Pennsylvania are concerned about encountering a drunk driver on the road. When people consume alcohol to the point of intoxication, they may be unable to drive safely. Every year, many serious and even fatal auto accidents are caused by drunk drivers, especially repeated drunk drivers who frequently drive over the legal limit. However, people can take action to protect themselves, even when they encounter dangerous drivers on the road.

One thing that people can do is be aware of the signs of drunk driving. By steering clear of potentially intoxicated drivers, people may avoid potentially severe car accidents. Some signs of a drunk driver include making excessively wide turns, driving out of a lane or in the center of the road, almost hitting other cars or objects, weaving in and out of a lane, making sudden illegal turns and braking erratically. Some signs are even more obvious, such as driving in the wrong direction on the road or visibly drinking from a bottle of alcohol. If drivers notice others behaving erratically behind the wheel, they should prepare to take quick action if necessary.

In some cases, it may be best to pull over to avoid the vehicle. If the other vehicle is aiming directly at a driver, that driver could pull to the right, flash their lights and honk in an attempt to alert the oncoming vehicle. As soon as possible, people should call the police to alert them to the presence of an intoxicated driver on the road.

Of course, staying alert and taking precautions may not be enough to stop an aggressive, drunk or dangerous driver. People who have been injured in a car crash due to someone else's negligent driving may choose to work with a personal injury lawyer to pursue compensation for their damages.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Pennsylvania Bar Association AV | Peer Review Rated Avvo Rating 10.0 Avvo Rating Superb Avvo Million Dollar Advocates Forum Super Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

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.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

811 South Market Street
South Williamsport, PA 17702

Phone: 570-505-5561
Fax: 570-505-3569
South Williamsport Law Office Map

Free Consultation
Home And Hospital Visits | Evening And Weekend Appointments