Guide to Drink Driving in New South Wales

Posted on August 15th, 2019 by drnksydneyD6

You already know the BAC limit for drivers with a full licence and a normal private vehicle is 0.05.

But it’s Saturday night and you’re thinking of having a few beers at dinner with your mates.

But how many?

Well, what beers are you drinking? What vehicle are you driving? And what medications are you taking and at what time?

You’re probably thinking that’s a bit more complicated than it should be.

But that’s just how the body works.

We urge you to not drink AT ALL while driving, especially with the new drink and drug driving laws recently introduced to NSW…
But here are some quick tips for sticking under 0.05 BAC

Keep in mind, these are just ways to help you stay under the blood alcohol limit. Following these tips will NOT guarantee your safety or blood alcohol limit in any way.

The only way to guarantee you’ll be safe to drive, is to not drink any alcohol at all or to choose a plan b.

#1. ALWAYS check how many standards are in your drink

Never free pour your drinks.

When you’re having a beer, turn it around and see how many standards are in it. Most are 1.3 standards, but yours may vary.

#2. Take it slow

While you may feel completely fine now, rapid consumption of alcohol can be misleading. One second you feel completely fine, the next? Not so much.

If you have consumed any amount of alcohol, play it safe and wait it out for a while.

Would you rather wait a few hours or never get back home?

#3. One standard every hour does NOT work

This is probably the measure you’ve heard over and over. While this is an average, it can be completely different for each individual.

How old are you? How much do you weigh? What food did you eat?

There are a lot of factors at play here.

Just like point #2, the best thing to do here (apart from not drinking or driving at all) is to either wait longer or drink less.

Remember, these are just ways to help you stay under the blood alcohol limit. Following these tips will NOT guarantee your safety or blood alcohol limit in any way.

The only way to guarantee you’ll be safe to drive, is to not drink any alcohol at all or to choose a plan b.

Have you been caught driving under the influence?

Are you worried about the hefty penalties you’re about to face and want legal advice?

Get in touch with Drink Driving Defence Sydney today.

1300 333 069
team@dddaustralia.com.au