Road Safety

Alcohol, teenagers and the safety of our roads.

Alcohol And Driving

Alcohol is a mood changing legal drug that slows down your central nervous system. Alcohol and driving shows how it affects your skills, mood and behavior. Just a few drinks increases your blood alcohol concentration and as that rises, so does your risk of being in a crash!

ON THE ROAD

  • Don’t drive like you own the road. Drive like you own the car.
  • Watch out for aggressive drivers, and try to stay out of their way.
  • Stay focused.

THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES, DRINKING KILLS!

In the five years to 1987, more than 110 drivers and motorcycle riders that were killed each year had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) greater than 0.05g/100ml. This has dropped to an average of 40 drivers and riders killed each year over the last five years with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml.

The proportion of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml has declined from 38% in 1987 to 24% in 2012.

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