Drunk driving is a serious traffic safety issue that can result in the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, jail time, fines, ongoing court dates and costs, higher insurance rates, and even possible job loss or job restrictions. Statistically, about 300,000 people drive intoxicated every day, resulting in a drunk driving related injury every 90 seconds and a fatality every 53 minutes.
The best way to keep everyone traveling safely is to designate a sober driver and to not allow intoxicated friends or family members to get behind the wheel. While on the road, you may spot a possible intoxicated driver by their erractic behavior. This includes weaving, drifting, swerving, erratic braking, slower travel speeds, abrupt turns, or driving on the wrong side of the road. If you suspect a fellow motorist of intoxicated or impaired driving, contact the proper authorities.