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Saturday, 1 December 2012

How to deal with drunk drivers

Luckily, I haven't been involved with any drunk drivers but I know many people who have. It is never pleasant, whether there is a collision or not. I saw this video yesterday and decided to make a post about  it. The driver in the Subaru does appear to be drunk but, IMO, this is definitely NOT the way to deal with a drunk driver.

The driving could have swerved violently across the lanes and hit this guy while he was passing. He could brake too quickly while you're close behind or accelerate and lose control while you're in front.



MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada has been encouraging drivers to call 911 when they suspect there is a drunk driver and they list a few signs for drunk drivers:

 - Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
 - Driving in and out of lanes
 - Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
 - Making exceptionally wide turns
 - Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
 - Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
 - Disregarding signals and lights
 - Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or too slowly
 - Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
 - Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

If you see a drunk driver, CALL 911! You could save someone's life. I can't stress this point enough.. driving drunk kills. Remember to maintain a safe distance, and not to use your cell phone to call while driving. When you call make sure to give enough information about the suspected vehicle and direction of travel.

For more information about the campaign, visit: MADD Canada - Awareness Campaigns - Campaign 911

3 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing this! You’re right. Drunk drivers should be reported to authorities right away because it might cause a potentially fatal chain reaction. If drunk drivers are caught early and penalized right away, then accidents will be significantly reduced.

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    1. Absolutely! Drinking and driving is a serious offence. It is very unfortunate that many people overlook the potential serious harm that they could cause to others and themselves plus the certain punishment if they are caught.

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  2. Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. Thousands of lives are claimed each year. There should be stricter implementation of the law.

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