Drinking alcohol has become a social norm throughout Australia, being passed on through most generations as a rite of passage into adulthood. Even with its inherited link to social occasions and fun it can have very damaging effects in the short and long term if it is not consumed in moderation.
Drink driving is one of the most common and dangerous driving offences committed by motorists. Depending on the license you hold and vehicle you’re driving, there are different blood alcohol limits which you must be under to safely drive. If you do blow above these limits during a breath or blood test you will face varying punishment depending on what reading is shown after the test. With this in mind it is very important to know what your limit is to avoid any trouble.
If you’ve had a more than a few drinks the night before you might think you’re able to sleep it off and be alright to drive in the morning, but you could be playing Russian roulette and get caught out. According to findings in 2015, 12.2% of all driving under the influence (DUI) charges happen from 6am – 12pm. This is a sobering thought for motorists who are unaware that that they are doing the wrong thing.