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DRINK DRIVING. ALCOHOL AFFECTS DRIVING SKILLS. ALCOHOL AFFECTS DRIVING SKILLS. Alcohol affects: Decision-making Reaction times Speed and distance Concentration and perception Balance and alertness. ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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Alcohol affects driving skills1
ALCOHOL AFFECTS DRIVING SKILLS

  • Alcohol affects:

  • Decision-making

  • Reaction times

  • Speed and distance

  • Concentration and perception

  • Balance and alertness


Alcohol consumption increases the risk of a crash
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH

  • Drivers with a 0.05 BAC are twice as likely to crash, seven times as likely with a 0.08 BAC and 25 times as likely with a 0.15 BAC


Legal bac limits
LEGAL BAC LIMITS

  • For a driver with a full licence: BAC of 0.05

  • For a L-Plate or P-Plate driver: ZERO BAC

  • Group of Drivers: ZERO BAC

  • Heavy Vehicles with a Gross Combined Mass > 22.5 tonne

  • Passenger vehicles (eg buses) equipped to seat more than 12 adults including the driver while carrying passengers

  • Omnibuses and taxis carrying passengers for reward or hire


Legal bac limits cont
LEGAL BAC LIMITS (cont.)

  • Vehicles carrying dangerous goods

  • Holders of an extraordinary licence

  • Recently disqualified drivers

Be careful: your BAC rises for up to 2 hours after your last drink!


Disqualification notices for drink driving offences
DISQUALIFICATION NOTICES FOR DRINK DRIVING OFFENCES

  • Effective from 1 August 2012

  • Disqualification notices will be issued to drivers who commit the following drink driving offences:

  • Driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle while having a BAC of or above 0.08g of alcohol per 100mLof blood (Section 64 Road Traffic Act 1974)

  • Driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol 0.15g of alcohol per 100mL of blood (Section 63 Road Traffic Act 1974)


Disqualification notices for drink driving offences cont
DISQUALIFICATION NOTICES FOR DRINK DRIVING OFFENCES (cont.)

  • Failing to comply with a requirement of a member of the WA Police, such as to provide a sample of breath, blood or urine for analysis (Section 67 Road Traffic Act 1974)

  • If a driver is issued with a Disqualification Notice, they will be immediately disqualified from driving for two months. Drivers will also be unable to apply for an Extraordinary Licence under this legislation


Drink driving

ALMOST A FIFTH OF ALL FATAL CRASHES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA INVOLVE A DRIVER WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC) EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 0.05


What does a bac of 0 05 mean
WHAT DOES A BAC OF 0.05 MEAN?

  • It is different for every person, depending on your weight, how quickly you drink, whether you are fit, whether you are eating at the same time…


The best guide
THE BEST GUIDE

  • For Men:

  • No more than 2 standard drinks in the first hour and 1 standard drink each hour after that

  • For Women:

  • No more than 1 standard drink each hour


But what is a standard drink

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BUT WHAT IS A STANDARD DRINK?

  • Are these standard drinks?

A Can of mid-strength beer 375ml

(3-5% alc/vol)

A full glass of wine 200ml

(10-14% alc/vol)

Spirit 30ml

(37-43% alc/vol)

A pint of beer 550ml

(4-6% alc/vol)