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What to do when you spot a drunk driver while on the road

Motorists who drive while intoxicated are responsible for causing many serious and fatal accidents every year. This is why it's so important that when drunk drivers are spotted, they are taken off the road as soon as possible.

But if you encounter a drunk driver on the road and you want to contact the authorities, there are some precautions you should take. It is important that you tend to your own safety and the safety of your passengers. You want to keep a good distance between yourself and the other vehicle. If you are in the vehicle's proximity, do not attempt to pass it or try to initiate contact with the other driver. In short, avoid doing anything that could lead to a collision.

You will want to get details about the vehicle. This means taking note of the vehicle's make, color, model and license plate number. Then, when it is safe to do so, pull off the road and call 911. Give the operator the information that you have as well as the vehicle's location. Then, let the police do their job and apprehend the inebriated driver.

Drunk drivers pose an incredible threat to all other motorists as well as themselves. The sooner they are stopped, the better for everyone. But sometimes an accident can happen so quickly that there is no time to react or contact the authorities.

If are you ever injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you will likely need financial compensation to cover your damages and medical expenses. As such, you may want to utilize the services of a Texas motor vehicle accident attorney who could help you get compensation from insurance companies and perhaps from a civil lawsuit against the negligent party.

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