As of Monday 20 May 2019 the NSW Government introduced updated drink and drug driving penalties.
Important things to know about the rules:
- Drivers who are first-time, lower range drink driving offenders will receive an immediate three-month licence suspension and an on the spot fine of $561.
- Drivers caught with illicit drugs in their system for the first time will receive a $561 fine and a three-month licence suspension.
- The reform means that any driver detected drink-driving in NSW, at any level, can lose their licence immediately.
- The drink and drug driving reforms include the expansion of Mobile Drug Testing and inclusion of testing for cocaine, and expansion of the Alcohol Interlock Program to include mid-range offences.
Read more about the new rule
Make a Plan B
If you are planning a big night out, plan ahead:
- Leave the car at home
- Use public transport: Transport Info Website
- Take a taxi or book an Uber
- Designate a sober driver
- Stay at a friend's house
Transport for NSW
for other ideas on getting
home safely after a big night out.