Road Safety

Drink Driving

What is the issue?

Alcohol affects decision-making, speed and distance judgements, reaction times, alertness, balance and concentration, so it's not hard to see how drinking is greatly detrimental to driving. In fact, 32% of fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver, and there are thousands more injuries. In America, every 52 minutes someone is killed in a drunk driving crash, and someone is injured every 90 seconds.
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How is it affecting young drivers?

Generally, young drivers lack maturity and the ability to think about long-term consequences. 14% of young drivers believe it is ok to drive after a few drinks as long as they feel capable. This is not only untrue but also illegal. The legal BAC level for those on the L or P plates is 0.00.
NZ Anti-Drink Driving Commercial - Legend