Drunk Driving Accidents Happen Everyday In Florida
Do you know someone who have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver? DUIs arrests are actually more common then what most people would expect. In 2011 over 43,000 drivers were arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Florida alone. That's an average of 117 arrests per day. According to state of Florida, if you have a blood alcohol limit of 0.08 or higher, you can be arrested for driving under the influence. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident you may have a case. Contact Orlando Car Accident Lawyer today. We are familiar with Florida laws and know how to obtain the most compensation for your claim.
How to spot a drunk driver so you can avoid getting in an auto accident with them:
Driver speeds up quickly/brakes at random (Unable to keep consistent speed)
Driving too close
Erratically moving in and out of traffic
Driving off the road
Multiple close calls/almost hitting objects like signs and curbs
Unable to keep in lane
Driving with no headlights
Driving well below the speed limit
Traveling on the wrong side of the road
What to do if you suspect a person is driving intoxicated:
Stay far away and behind the drunk driver
Do NOT attempt to get their attention to pull over, this may cause an auto accident in itself
Do NOT try to pass them you may be putting yourself in danger
IF you can, get the plate, make, model, and color of the automobile. Do not do this if you feel you are putting yourself at risk.
Call 911 and report the location of the car and direction it was traveling. Give as much detailed info as possible about how the car was being operated.