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From 1 December 2014, the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over is lower.

This change means that drivers aged 20 years and over must not drive if:

  • the amount of alcohol in their breath is more than 250 micrograms per litre of breath
  • the amount of alcohol in their blood is more than 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

Drivers who commit an offence between 251-400 micrograms of breath will face an infringement fee of $200 and will receive 50 demerit points. Drivers who accumulate 100 or more demerit points from driving offences within two years receive a three month driver licence suspension.

For drivers under the age of 20 years, the limit remains at zero.

Read Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss’ media statement on the lower alcohol limit for drivers coming into force(external link)

More information on the Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014

Questions and answers on the Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014

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