COMMENCING TODAY, the new laws surrounding drink driving have come into effect.
Under the new rules, ALL people caught drink driving, or driving with an illicit substance present in their blood, will lose their licence on the spot and be issued with a fine. This includes low range drink drivers, with a minimum fine of $561.
The blood alcohol limit for full licence holders, whether you drive a car or motorbike, is under 0.05.
For professional drivers, including bus drivers, taxi drivers, and heavy vehicle drivers, the blood alcohol limit is 0.02.
Learner and P Plate drivers must have a blood alcohol limit of zero.
These new laws are a key priority of the Road Safety Plan 2021. The Road Safety Plan is targeted at providing safer communities and safer country roads by utilising current technologies and implementing harsher penalties for drink and drug driving.
Be sure not to drink drive or drive whilst under the influence of an illicit substance. If you find yourself in trouble with the law, contact our Criminal Law Department on (02) 4647 7577 or contact or 24-hour criminal law hotline on (02) 8324 7527.
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