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How to handle a drunk driver

You never know what you'll encounter as you make your way down the road, which is why you need to maintain your focus at all times.

Should you come across someone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it's critical to take the appropriate steps. Here's what you should do:

  • Keep your distance: The more space there is between your vehicles, the easier it is to prevent an accident. If you get too close, one dangerous move by the drunk driver could involve you in a crash.
  • Don't take action: As tempting as it may be, you're not a law enforcement officer. You shouldn't attempt to communicate with the driver and/or pull them to the side of the road.
  • Call 911 for help: It's better to be safe than sorry, so don't hesitate to pull to the side of the road and call 911. Provide the dispatcher with as much information as you can, such as your location and the make and model of the vehicle in question. They can then contact local police who can determine what needs to happen next.

Even if you don't see them, drunk drivers are everywhere. Unfortunately, these people are putting the safety of others at risk, so you always need to be on your guard.

If you're injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, call 911 for help. Upon receiving a formal diagnosis, you'll better understand how to best deal with your injuries.

Then, as your health allows, you can file an insurance claim and look into other ways to protect your legal rights.

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