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Signs And Indications That A Driver May Be Impaired

February 21, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Signs And Indications That A Driver May Be Impaired

One of the best ways to prevent accidents they cause injury and potential loss of life events is to simply refuse to allow an impaired driver to operate a motor vehicle. There are many ways that this can be accomplished including simply removing the keys so that the driver is unable to access a vehicle. Inebriated or impaired drivers will often be confused when they are unable to find their keys.

Alcohol Or Drugs

This is one of the easiest ways to keep an impaired driver off of the roads. Clear signs that an individual who is attempting to drive may be inebriated or impaired include a flushed face or bloodshot eyes. In addition, red eyes or watery eyes or eyes that appear glassy may indicate that an individual is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Slurred speech and the odor of alcohol on an individual’s breath are also clear and obvious telltale signs that a person may not be safe to drive.

Under The Influence

When an individual has difficulty with simple tasks or fumbles with a doorknob or common objects they may be lacking adequate judgment needed to operate a motor vehicle. When a person is unsteady on their feet or acts in a confrontational or aggressive way this may be another sign that they are under the influence. Keeping an individual out of a car can save lives and reduces the chances of injury. When a friend or family member is unable to walk normally and stumbles they may indeed be impaired.

Acquaintances And Family Members Never Drive Drunk

Finally, disheveled clothing, obnoxious activity and confusion with regard to location and time can all signify that an individual should not be operating a motor vehicle. Offering to provide a taxi or mass transit is always a good alternative to allowing a drunken person to operate a car or truck. DUI is a serious concern and can cost a considerable amount in terms of injuries, loss of life and lost wages as well as medical expenses and legal fines. Being proactive with regard to ensuring that friends, acquaintances and family members never drive drunk or impaired is well worth the effort. Contact Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix Arizona personal injury lawyer today if you have been injured through no fault of your own.