There are some great tips on defensive driving to help keep you safe on the Encompass Car Insurance website. Their Plan & Learn section on their site says that drunk drivers are the most dangerous violators on the road and half of all highway fatalities are due to drinking and driving.
They offer some tips to keep your eye out for potentially drunk drivers when you are on the road. Some of these include unusually wide turns, weaving, swerving, sudden stops, tailgating, no headlights at night, drifting, slow response to traffic signs, or driving on the wrong side of the road.
If you happen to notice such a driver on the road it’s important to maintain a safe distance. Allow the traffic violator to pass you, and do not try to pass them. If the driver is coming head-on move into the nearest shoulder and use your horn and lights to try and get them to realize they are driving the wrong way. If possible, get the driver’s license and report the situation to the police. The quicker this person can get off the road, the safer everyone will be.