How often have you seen someone driving down the road that you were pretty sure was drunk, or at least driving dangerously? Haven't you said to yourself, "I wish a police officer was here to see this and pull this guy over!"
Now, you can be the one on the spot. Now, as you travel Byron’s streets and Georgia’s highways, you can do something to help get drunk drivers off the road.
The Byron Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Traffic Safety, Georgia State Patrol, and other local law enforcement agencies wants everyone to drive safely and responsibly. Always designate a sober driver, and if you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
The public can use the emergency number to report and help identify drunk drivers before it is too late.
Call 911 and tell them you wish to report a drunk driver.
Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling.
Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate.
Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
How to Spot a Drunk Driver
The following signs can help you detect an impaired driver on the road:
Turning with a wide radius
Straddling the center of the road or lane marker
Appearing to be drunk (i.e., eye fixation, face close to windshield, drinking in the vehicle)
Almost striking an object or another vehicle
Weaving or zigzagging across the road
Driving on surfaces other than a designated roadway
Swerving or abruptly turning away from a generally straight course
Turning abruptly or illegally
Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
Stopping without cause in a traffic lane
Following others too closely
Drifting or moving in a straight line
Driving into opposing or crossing traffic
Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
Slow response to traffic signals, including sudden stops and delayed starts
Driving with headlights off
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