DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS
Australia has three blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits: zero, under 0.02 and under 0.05. The limit that applies to you depends on the category of your licence and the type of vehicle you are driving.
Zero BAC applies to all:
Learner drivers or riders Provisional 1 drivers or riders Provisional 2 drivers or riders Visiting drivers or riders holding an overseas or interstate learner, provisional or equivalent licence
Under 0.02 applies to:
Drivers of vehicles of "gross vehicle mass" greater than 13.9 tonnes Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods Drivers of public vehicles such as taxi or bus drivers
Under 0.05 applies to:
ALL other licences (including overseas and interstate licence holders) not subject to a 0.02 or zero limit
Under 0.05 is the legal limit for most drivers
No person shall drive a vehicle on a public road without reasonable consideration for any other person using the road.
RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT DRIVING
No person shall drive a vehicle on a public road -
• recklessly or negligently; and
• in a manner that wilfully disregard the safety of persons or property.
FUEL TANK, ELECTRICAL WIRING AND BATTERY
A heavy motor vehicle may not be used on a public road-
• if the fuel tank, carburettor, fuel receptacle or fuel pipes thereof is defective or so exposed that it constitutes a source of danger;
• if the fuel tank is not fitted with an effective cap; or
• unless the electrical wiring and battery are properly installed, insulated and maintained so that such wiring and battery do not constitute a source of danger.