Is drink driving a problem in Queensland?
Drink driving continues to be a factor in one in every five fatalities on Queensland roads. Between 2011 and 2015, 265 people were killed and 2,808 were hospitalised due to drink driving.
What is the current drink driving law?
Currently, a minimum mandatory disqualification of 12 months and a band C fine is imposed on any person convicted of driving or attempting to drive above the current legal limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 …
What’s the sentence for drink driving?
Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink. A person could get six months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving ban for at least one year (3 years if convicted twice in 10 years).
What is the alcohol limit in Qld?
In Queensland, Learner, Provisional and Probationary Licence holders are not permitted to drive after drinking any alcohol. They must have a zero blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) limit. Open licence holders must have a BAC lower than 0.05. The same applies for supervisors of car and motorcycle learner drivers.
Can passengers drink alcohol in a car in Queensland?
Although a passenger can drink alcohol while instructing a learner, provided they are under the legal limit of 0.05%. In QLD, section 300A of the Road Rules has a flat-out ban on having alcohol in a moving vehicle, regardless of whether the driver or passengers are below the 0.05% limit.
Is 0.15 alcohol level high?
08% BAC; you will test as legally impaired at this blood alcohol level if you’re 21 or older. 0.10 – 0.12% – Obvious physical impairment and loss of judgment. Speech may be slurred. 0.13 – 0.15% – At this point, your blood alcohol level is quite high.
How long do I need to declare drink driving?
The quick answer is 5 years. A drink driving conviction or DR10 endorsement will remain on your driving licence for 11 years from the date of conviction. However, these points are considered ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 after 5 years.