Drunk or Drowsy?

It’s difficult to distinguish a drunk driver from a drowsy driver. Nearly nine out of ten police officers responding to

It’s difficult to distinguish a drunk driver from a drowsy driver. Nearly nine out of ten police officers responding to an AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Internet survey reported they had stopped a driver they believed was drunk but who turned out to be drowsy.

The telltale signs of impairment include:

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[step-item number=”3. ” image_url=”” title=”Following another car too closely” ] [/step-item]

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If you spot a driver in another car displaying these signs, keep your distance and call the police or highway patrol to report him or her. Your action could save lives.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest