New Drink Driving Laws

posted May 8, 2019, 12:51 PM by 2MG Real FM
Those caught drink driving in the region will now face an automatic penalty from later this month.

NSW Roads Minister, Paul Toole says that this is part of helping reduce the road toll.

First time, low-range drink-drivers from May 20 will be slapped with an on-the-spot suspension of their licence for three months and a fine of $561.

He says that country motorist feature too high in the toll.

68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year. Drug-driving resulted in a similar number of deaths.

Similar changes are also being implemented for those whose positive roadside drug test is confirmed by the laboratory.