It’s important to make sure you’re under the legal alcohol limit before you get behind the wheel. Under the new Road Safety Plan, dummy for low range drink drivers with blood alcohol concentrations between 0.05 and 0.08.
Under the Road Safety Plan, police can suspend your driver’s licence immediately if you’re over the legal limit of 0.05, even if it’s your first offence. This aligns New South Wales with Victorian penalties and Tasmanian penalties, where low range drink driving can result in a licence suspension of up to three months, even for a first offence.
These laws are significantly harsher than the remaining states and territories, where suspensions longer than 24-hours for low range drink driving must be ordered by a Court and can’t be given out on the spot by police.