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How to Spot a Drunk Driver and Prevent a St. Louis Car Crash

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Apr 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

It's easy to spot a drunk at a restaurant or in a bar. They're typically loud, unsteady on their feet and either overly friendly or extra obnoxious. The signs are obvious.

What about if that same driver gets behind the wheel of a car? The signs of a drunk driver in St. Louis are just as obvious, provided you know how to spot them. Here are 15 common signs of potentially drunk drivers in danger of causing a St. Louis car accident:

  1. Driving at night without lights
  2. Driving the wrong way on a one-way road
  3. Driving on the shoulder
  4. Driving directly in the middle of two lanes (on the center line)
  5. Drifting in between lanes
  6. Driving considerably above or below the speed limit
  7. Speeding up or slowing down for no apparent reason
  8. Suddenly swerving to avoid hitting an object
  9. Braking suddenly for no apparent reason
  10. Stopping at a green light
  11. Going through a red light without even slowing down
  12. Tailgating
  13. Getting too close when attempting to pass a car
  14. Signaling a turn but not following through
  15. Taking an extra wide turn

Not every driver exhibiting these dangerous behaviors is drunk, but why take your chances? A drunk driver can be unpredictable so it's best to steer clear. If you spot a driver you believe may be drunk, slow down or move over to give them plenty of room.

If you have already been the victim of a St. Louis drunk driving accident, then you should talk to a skilled lawyer who can help you recoup damages for your injuries.

For a free consultation with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney, or to order a free copy of our guide How to Pick a Lawyer, call 877-241-1020 today.

About the Author

Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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