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Warning signs of a distracted driver in Ohio

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2018 | Car Accident, Firm News |

Distracted driving has become a big problem not only in Ohio but across the country. Distracted drivers have caused some of the most tragic and deadly accidents in Dayton and the numbers are only climbing. You might avoid distractions while driving but this will not keep you from getting involved in an accident. You need to be on the lookout for other distracted drivers while practicing your own safety measures.

A big warning sign of a distracted driver is that they are constantly weaving. They might not change lanes but the vehicle weaves back and forth within the lane. Or, the vehicle weaves across the center lane or the line marking the shoulder. Weaving back and forth shows that the driver likely does not have their eyes on the road.

Another warning sign of a distracted driver in Dayton is that they constantly hit the brakes. Drivers who do this are likely not paying attention to what is happening in front of them and are worried that they might not be able to stop in time.

Distracted drivers can also be spotted at intersections. Most drivers will wait a couple of seconds before accelerating at an intersection controlled by a traffic light. Distracted drivers will take much longer than a few seconds to get going again when a light changes from red to green.

The minute you spot a distracted driver in Dayton you need to safely maneuver your vehicle away from their vehicle. You should pull off the road into a parking lot so you can notify the police of the vehicle.