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Aussie drink-driving laws have similar penalties, but our BAC level is still at .05. This will be moved to .02 in the coming years.
Be safe for you, your family and the person you may injure because, you thought you were ‘ok to drive!’

SHOULD YOU BE DRIVING? DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE....EVER!

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People Against Drink/Drug Driving

padd logo imageImagine if you had to tell a family that their child was never coming home again...because a driver had a few too many drinks and they were too lazy to get a taxi? How would you feel if it was your child? Your brother, your parent, your best friend? Now imagine that you're the one who had a few drinks and thought...Home isn't too far. I'll make it without getting busted. While on the back streets worrying if the booze bus will catch you, you hit someone. How do you live with that for the rest of your life?

Ben Graham DECEMBER 25, 2017

DRINK-DRIVERS could be given on-the-spot fines for low-range and first-time offences rather than facing court.

It means those caught without previous convictions in NSW and those who register blood alcohol levels under 0.10 will never have to face a magistrate. It is hoped the NSW Government proposals will declutter the court system.

The proposals under draft Road Safety Plan 2021 would bring the state in line with Victoria and save court resources for more serious offences, Fairfax Media reported.

First-time offenders would be either fined or be disqualified through penalty notices. However, not everyone is in favour of the changes with some in the legal profession saying it would not discourage people from reoffending.

In Victoria, drivers aged over 26 who register a blood alcohol limit of between 0.05 and 0.07 only receive an on-the-spot fine and lose 10 demerit points.

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Elise Baker Nov 25, 2017

A mother of two has apologised after allegedly recording a blood alcohol level nearly nine times the legal limit in Sydney's north yesterday afternoon.

A tearful Susan Lung, 42, told 9NEWS she drank six glasses of wine before getting in her car and admits it was a "stupid mistake."

"All the things that could have gone wrong," Ms Lung told 9NEWS.

"I could have injured people. Just don’t do it. It’s very stupid."

Police stopped Ms Lung about 12.35pm yesterday at the intersection of Mowbray Road and Marlborough Road at Willoughby, in Sydney's north. 

She was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.445.

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Co-developer of the alcohol ignition interlock device Rod Tatersall illustrates the use of the mini-machine (AAP) (AAP)

Victoria is about to introduce some of the toughest laws in the country for low-range drink-drivers. Offenders caught with blood alcohol levels of between .05 and .07 will now have their licences cancelled immediately

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KIERAN ROONEY, Herald Sun - November 1, 2017 

THOUSANDS of first-time drink-drivers will lose their ­licences and have interlock devices installed in their cars under new laws introduced by the Andrews Government.

Reforms cracking down on low-range drink-driving off­ences were introduced to parliament yesterday and are expected to come into effect early next year if passed.

Up to 3000 full licence-holders are caught drink-driving with a blood-alcohol content between 0.05 and 0.07 each year, the lowest punishable level.

The changes will mean drink-drivers in this range, including first-time offenders, will have their licences cancelled immediately and they will be disqualified from driving for three months.

Every drink-driver in the state will also be required to have an interlock fitted to their car for at least six months and must complete a behavioural change program. 

An alcohol interlock immobilises a car until a driver successfully passes a breath­alyser test in the device.

They will cost drink-­drivers about $180 to install, $150 per month to maintain and $100 to remove. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said low-level drink-driving was a serious danger.

“We make no apologies for toughening penalties for drink-drivers who continue to put the lives of Victorians at risk,” he said

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