Cracking Down on Drink Driving

Cracking Down on Drink Driving

In a major drink driving crack down the Government has made major changes to transport and law to catch and penalise offenders.

Amendments have been made by the State Government to the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 in response to its Drink Driving in Queensland discussion paper.

There are three major reforms which will take effect from mid-2011:

Queensland Police will be able to immediately suspend drivers with a Blood Alcohol Limit (BAC) of 0.10, down from the current 0.15.An arresting or detaining officer will be able to perform an evidentiary breath analysis themselves, without the presence of a second officer as is currently required.The time limit for officers to get an evidentiary secondary blood or breath test will be extended from two to three hours.

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