St. Patrick’s Day can bring out the worst in drivers. Between 2012 and 2016, approximately 69% of all fatal crashes on St. Patty’s Day were caused by drunk driving, and ¾ of those crashes involved a driver whose blood alcohol level was 2 times the legal limit of 0.08.
Although nothing can eliminate the risk of exposure to drunk drivers this St. Paddy’s Day, you can avoid dangerous on-road situations by spotting these 15 common warning signs of someone driving while intoxicated.
1. Weaving Between Lanes
An inability to maintain lane position is the #1 sign that a driver is impaired. According to police, a driver is 50% more likely to be intoxicated if they are zig-zagging between lanes or swerving to stay within the lines.