All NSW drink-drivers to lose licence immediately under tough new rules

Uber King

Active Member
Every person caught drink-driving in NSW will immediately lose their licence on the spot and cop a massive fine under strict new laws.

Every person caught drink-driving in NSW will lose their licence immediately under tough new laws to be introduced this month.
Anyone caught over the legal limit, even low-range drink-drivers, will lose their licence on the spot, and be slapped with a whopping $561 fine under the new penalties to be introduced on May 20.
It’s a policy being touted by Andrew Constance, NSW Roads Minister, who says the state has “zero tolerance” for drink-driving and drug-driving.
“This means anyone caught drink-driving in NSW, at any level, including low-range, can now lose their licence immediately,” the minister said in a statement today.
Drivers who are found with drugs in their system will also lose their licence and be slapped with the same penalties, so long as lab analysis confirms the results.
About 68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year. Drug-driving resulted in a similar number of deaths.


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WestSydGuy

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"The blood alcohol limit (BAC) for full licence holders, car or riders, is under 0.05. This limit is the same for fully licenced drivers from overseas.

For those driving public passenger vehicles, including buses and taxis, the limit is 0.02, same for coach and heavy vehicle drivers, and those driving dangerous goods."

So RMS and ATO treat us as taxi drivers, rangers and bus lane cameras as private vehicles :o-o:
 

Maddo

Well-Known Member
Every person caught drink-driving in NSW will immediately lose their licence on the spot and cop a massive fine under strict new laws.

Every person caught drink-driving in NSW will lose their licence immediately under tough new laws to be introduced this month.
Anyone caught over the legal limit, even low-range drink-drivers, will lose their licence on the spot, and be slapped with a whopping $561 fine under the new penalties to be introduced on May 20.
It’s a policy being touted by Andrew Constance, NSW Roads Minister, who says the state has “zero tolerance” for drink-driving and drug-driving.
“This means anyone caught drink-driving in NSW, at any level, including low-range, can now lose their licence immediately,” the minister said in a statement today.
Drivers who are found with drugs in their system will also lose their licence and be slapped with the same penalties, so long as lab analysis confirms the results.
About 68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year. Drug-driving resulted in a similar number of deaths.


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Good, the way it should be.
 

cough

Well-Known Member
So no court case then?
That's the point of it, magistrates are letting too many drivers off with a section 10.
It seems to fly in the face of our justice system. Innocent until proved guilty.
 

snert

Well-Known Member
You can still elect to go to court, but the 3 months suspension is immediate...so really no grounds for appeal
So wonder what would happen if you go to court and the magistrate gives you a section 10.

At the moment you only get your licence taken away on the spot if you are really pissed.
So it could have the opposite effect, people might say let's get really pissed if the penalty is the same.
 
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