As seen in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) 2010 Fatal Crash Data Report, the Thanksgiving holiday period, defined as 6:00 p.m. on November 23 – 11:59 p.m. on November 28, was one of the most common holiday periods for fatal drunk driving accidents in 2010.
In the June 8 post, titled “Drivers Reporting More Possible DUIs In Chicago IL Suburbs,” there is this list of possible indications of drunk driving:
- driving at an improper speed
- making wide turns
- drifting or weaving across lanes
- braking erratically
- driving without headlights on at night
- Quick acceleration or deceleration
- Weaving or zig-zagging across the road
- Driving anywhere other than on a road designated for vehicles
- Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle
- Stopping without cause or erratic braking
- Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
- Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
- Slow response to traffic signals (e.g. sudden stop or delayed start)
- Straddling the center lane marker
- Driving with headlights off at night
- Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Driving into opposing traffic on the wrong side of the road
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