Drink driving is a factor in about one in every five crashes in NSW where someone loses their life. Of the people who are killed, 88 per cent are men and 75 per cent are under the age of 40.
You don’t have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. You might feel normal but no one drives as well after drinking alcohol.
Novice drivers with any level of alcohol in their blood are at a much higher risk of crashing. This is why learner and provisional licence holders are restricted to a zero alcohol limit.
Getting back to zero (sobering up), takes a long time. No amount of coffee, food, physical activity or sleep will speed up the process.
In NSW, police have the power to:
Stop drivers at random to test for alcohol.
Arrest drivers who test over the legal limit.
Arrest drivers they believe are impaired by drugs, and conduct a blood and urine test
Require a driver to undergo a sobriety test in certain circumstances.
Since the introduction of RBT in 1982, fatal crashes involving alcohol have dropped from 40 per cent of all fatalities to the current level of 19 per cent.
Last year police conducted 3.4 million breath tests in NSW.
Drink driving is stupid.