Tips on how to spot drunk driving!

When you get behind the wheel of a new Toyota near Charlotte you're taking on a huge responsibility as a responsible driver. It's your duty to drive safely while on the road and to always keep an eye out for drunk driving. It can be quite scary to spot drunk driving while you're near them on the highway. However, our N Charlotte Toyota team is here to help you! We want to share some safe driving tips on how to spot drunk driving and what to do. 

Our top priority at our Toyota dealership near Charlotte is to keep you and your family safe while on the road. That's why our Toyota cars are equipped with top-of-the-line safety features. Unfortunately, that's not always enough to keep you safe on the road. That's why our N Charlotte Toyota team wants to share how to spot drunk driving while on the road. Keep you and your family safe and use these signs to spot a drunk driver. 

N Charlotte Toyota shares tips on how to spot drunk driving! 

N Charlotte Toyota safety tips

When you get behind the wheel of an N Charlotte Toyota, remember to always practice safe and defensive driving techniques to prevent accident. You should always be on the lookout for reckless drivers around you! Don't forget to use N Charlotte Toyota's ten tips to determine if the reckless driver is drunk driving: 

  • Weaving and swerving across lanes (unable to drive in a straight line)
  • Driving in between lanes
  • Making wide or abrupt turns 
  • Swerving out of the road into no driving zones
  • Sudden braking and delayed start at lights and stop signs  
  • Driving with the headlights turned off 
  • Driving at an extremely slow speed or speed off too quickly 
  • Tailgating 
  • Getting to close to striking cars or objects 
  • Driving on the opposite side of the road 


What should you do if you spot drunk driving? 

tips to spot drunk driving

Unfortunately, drunk driving happens every day and at any time of day! They're constantly putting our N Charlotte drivers in danger. That's why it's important that if you spot any of those signs above you react and get the authorities. Use the following steps to report drunk driving. 

Step 1 - Steer as far away as possible from the drunk driving to ensure you and your passengers are safe in your N Charlotte Toyota. 

Step 2 - Don't attempt to pass or get the drunk driver's attention to pull over. This can be very dangerous and can lead to an accident. 

Step 3 - Jot down all of the vehicle's information, such as the vehicle make, model, color, and license plate number. If you notice anything that makes this vehicle distinguishable, like a bumper sticker or marking, note that too. 

Step 4 - If you're behind the wheel of a new Toyota near Charlotte, use the hands-free phone access to call 911. If you don't have hands-free phone access pull over and call 911! Give them the exact location in which the drunk driving took place, the direction in which the vehicle is traveling, and the information you've gathered on the vehicle. 

Once you've reported the incident, get back on the road safely and avoid the driver. If you need to report an accident, please call 911! If you have any questions or would like to see the advanced safety features integrated into our N Charlotte Toyota cars, call (888) 883-3797. 


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