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What are Signs of an Impaired Driver?

Impaired drivers are not only a danger to themselves but also everyone else out on the road. The chances are high that you will encounter an impaired driver, which can result from someone being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while tired, or engaging in dangerous activities like texting while driving. You may be wondering what to do if an impaired driver in Nevada is ahead of you. First, you need to know how to spot a drunk or otherwise compromised driver with these five signs of an impaired driver.

Failing to Stay in Lane

Impaired drivers often have difficulty staying in one lane, and will either weave in and out without much regard for their lane position or drift out and then abruptly correct themselves. Drivers who drift and abruptly correct themselves over and over could be texting which is also highly dangerous.

Difficulty Maintaining Proper Speed

Impaired drivers have difficulty maintaining proper speed which can manifest itself in different ways. Awkward braking and accelerating in a poorly coordinated attempt to maintain consistent speed is a sign, as is driving well below the speed limit.

Driving at Night Without Headlights

Turning on headlights at night is second nature to most drivers, and they rarely forget, though being under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause people to neglect to do this. Driving without headlights is very dangerous, and most people who are not impaired will realize quickly and turn them on. Note that many modern automobiles now turn on lights automatically so this is less likely to be encountered these days.

Misjudging Turns

Impaired drivers tend to have particular difficulties with turns, and will often make left turns at intersections with too large a radius, causing them to have to pull sharply on the wheel to stay on the road. They also struggle to end up in the correct lane after turns, and can even turn into oncoming traffic by mistake on divided highways.

Responding Slowly to Traffic Signals

We’ve all zoned out at a traffic light and have had the person behind beep to remind us it’s green. However, if it repeatedly happens at one traffic light after another, it can also be the sign of a genuinely impaired driver.
If you have wondered what to do if you see an impaired driver, the answer is to safely call 911 and report the vehicle including its make, model, color, license plate if possible, and location. Do not attempt to handle the situation or confront the impaired driver yourself. If you or your loved one has been hurt by an impaired driver, contact the Powell Law Firm for help with filing a claim.

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