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.
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