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Harsher penalties for drink-drivers – April 2018

From 30 April 2018, all people who are caught drink driving must have their licences cancelled, even for low readings.

Published:
Monday 30 April 2018 at 12:00 am

From 30 April 2018, all people who are caught drink driving must have their licences cancelled, even for low readings. All drivers who are disqualified must have an alcohol interlock device fitted to their vehicle as a condition of being relicensed after serving their mandatory licence cancellation period. All drink drivers must attend a behaviour change program before they are eligible to be relicensed. This program aims to help drivers to separate drinking from driving. Problem drinkers or drug users may also be referred to specialist services such as drug and alcohol counselling.

See Behaviour change program.

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