In 2005, about 46% of the 3,424 fatal vehicle collisions in California were alcohol related. In 2005, 182,414 people were arrested in California for driving under the influence.
The following are common signs to help you detect an impaired driver:
The driver appears to be drunk (i.e., eye fixation, face close to windshield, drinking in the vehicle).
Turning with a wide radius or straddling the center of the road or lane marker.
Almost striking an object or another vehicle or weaving zig-zagging across the road.
Turning abruptly, illegally or driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit.
Following others too closely, drifting or moving in a straight line at an angle, erratic braking.
Driving into opposing or crossing traffic, or driving with headlights off. Look on the web at www.ots.ca.gov for a complete list of clues to spot a DUI driver.