Getting behind the wheel is not a job you should take lightly! Not only are you taking on responsibility for the lives of those in the car, you’re also taking responsibility for other cars on the road as well! That’s why our Toyota dealership near Charlotte is constantly reminding our drivers to drive using their safe driving techniques. It’s important to maintain full focus while on the road. Unfortunately, just because you’re practicing safe driving, it doesn’t mean others are. That’s why our N Charlotte Toyota teams reminds you to use defensive driving techniques and keep an eye out for reckless drivers.
Be safe behind the wheel of an N Charlotte Toyota with these tips!
Even though our new Toyota cars near Charlotte are equipped with top-of-the-line safety features like the Toyota Star Safety System and the Toyota Safety Sense P, it may not be enough to keep surrounding vehicles to collide with you. That’s why you should always keep an eye for other drivers, especially while drunk driving. If you’re unsure of what to look for or what to when you notice drunk driving, check out these safety tips from Toyota of N Charlotte!
Our Toyota of N Charlotte team has gathered ten things to look for to spot drunk driving. Be very careful while driving is notice the following:
- If the car is unable to drive straight and they’re constantly weaving through lanes
- If the driver is driving in between lanes
- If they’re driving on the opposite side of the road
- The car’s headlights are turned off
- If they’re making wide or abrupt turns
- The car is swerving in and out of no driving zones
- When at a stop, the car either speed off or delays taking off
- Gets to close to other objects or cars
- The driver tailgates
- The car makes sudden stops and brake s
Tips on what should you do if you spot drunk driving while on the road!
If you encounter these drunk driving signs while driving your N Charlotte Toyota, be careful and use these tips!
Once you notice drunk driving, steer as far as away as possible from the vehicle to ensure you’re safe!
Do not attempt to get the drunk driver’s attention or pass him. Deterring their attention from the road can be destructive! Keep your distance!
Make not of all the information you can gather. Some of the important things to jot down include vehicle color, make, model, license plate, and exact location. If there is anything that’s distinguishable on the vehicle, jot it down.
Pull over and safely call 911 to report the drunk driving. Give them all the information you made note of and in which direction the vehicle was traveling in.
Now that you have safely reported the driving incident, get you and your passengers to safety! Either exit the highway or find an alternate route. If you need to report an accident or have an emergency please call 911! If you would like to find out more about our Toyota safety features call (888) 883-3797.