Connecticut Auto Accidents: Avoiding a Drunk Driver
Connecticut auto accidents happen throughout the year, but during the holiday season, you may encounter more drivers under the influence. When traveling, keep yourself and your passengers safe by looking for the following signs of intoxication from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):
- Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Almost striking a curb, vehicle or object
- Driving without headlights at night
- Using signals that do not match direction of the vehicle
- Quickly turning
- Stopping without cause or “riding the brake”
- Weaving across the road
- Driving slower than 10 mph
- Driving over the center line marker
- Quick acceleration or deceleration
- Slow response to traffic signals
- Driving anywhere other than the road
If you spot a drunk driver that you enter on a Connecticut roadway here is what you can do:
- Keep a safe distance between your car and their car.
- Always stay behind them. Do not try to pass them.
- If you are able to safely remember the license plate number, make and model, do so. Please do not put yourself or your passengers in danger to collect this information.
- When it is safe call 911 and report this information and your location.
Drunk driving causes many Connecticut auto accidents annually. If you or your loved one were injured in an auto accident where the driver was under the influence, call our office immediately. We will help you prepare your claim to the insurance company.