The last thing you want to see when driving is a person who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Maybe they're swerving all over the road. Or maybe they've struck an object, such as a parked vehicle or traffic sign.
There are many steps to take if you spot a drunk driver, including the following:
- Keep your distance: Driving too closely to a drunk driver increases your risk of being involved in an accident.
- Call 911: This isn't a time for you to take over and attempt to stop the person on your own. Call 911, explain what you're seeing and ask them what you should do next.
- Provide information: To make it easier on police, provide the 911 dispatcher with information regarding location, make, model and license plate number. The more details you can provide the better.