How you can safely report a drunk driver in Tennessee

You won’t receive a warning. It will just sneak up on you. That’s why you must always pay attention while driving. What are we talking about? Drunk drivers. They come out of nowhere with little to no warning. Be on the lookout for signs of potential drunk drivers at all times of the day. If you should spot one, you need to safely report it to the proper authorities in Knoxville.

The most important thing to note here is that you should never attempt to interact with a suspected drunk driver. This includes making eye contact, waving, trying to get them to pull over, beeping or any other activity that could cause them to react to you.

If you are close enough to the vehicle, it’s best if you can get some identifying information. Try to get the license plate number, make, model, color and other items of the vehicle. This information can then be relayed to the police, which will make it easier for them to find the vehicle.

Following the vehicle at a safe distance is an option. This should only be done if you are worried that the driver or someone else near the vehicle is in immediate danger. Follow the vehicle while on the phone (hands free) with dispatch, so you can give geographic updates on location.

Being able to safely report a suspected drunk driver in Tennessee is important to your safety, the safety of others around you and the safety of the driver. Getting help to the scene as quickly as possible can help prevent an accident that could have dire consequences.




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