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Low Range Drink Driving

New Drink Driving and Drug Driving Laws in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
On 25th September 2018, the New South Wales parliament passed the Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Penalties and Other Sanctions) Bill which comes into effect across the state on Monday, 20 May 2019. The legislation amends the Road Transport Act 2013...

Government Tightens Screws on Unjust Drug Driving Regime

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
As of next Monday, 20 May, first time alleged low-range drink drivers and drivers in respect of whom the presence of drugs is confirmed by a laboratory analysis will be fined $561 and have their licences suspended for three months....

Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Low-range drink driving is where a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.79 millilitres per 210 litres of breath. The maximum penalty when it’s the driver’s first major traffic offence within 5 years is an ‘automatic’ licence...

0.05 Alcohol Limit for Drink Driving: Has Australia Got it Right?

by Ugur Nedim
In Australia, drivers are required to maintain a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of under 0.05% (i.e. 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100 mL of blood). Readings of 0.05 to 0.079 are classified as ‘low range’, readings between 0.08 and 0.149...

Traffic Offences: Hot Spots for Getting Caught

by Ugur Nedim
Home to tourist hotspots like Manly and Palm Beach, the Northern Beaches is one of the most scenic areas of Sydney. But according to data obtained by Fairfax Media, the region also has the highest number of drink driving offences,...

Should Interlock Devices be Fitted to All Vehicles?

by Ugur Nedim
Getting behind the wheel in Australia means having to obey a whole host of traffic rules – but imagine if this included a mandatory breath test before you even turned the ignition! While fitting an ‘alcohol interlock device’ may be...

Should low-range drink drivers get criminal records?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been charged with drink driving, you are certainly not alone. Drink driving, also known as ‘P.C.A.’, is the most common offence in NSW Local Courts, accounting for 20% of all cases. And it may surprise you that...

New Penalties for High Range Drink Driving are Nearly Here

by Ugur Nedim
Has someone you know been charged with drink driving? If so, they may be familiar with how drink driving cases are dealt with in court. However, they may not be aware that law relating to drink driving are about to...

When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?

by Ugur Nedim
Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take...

Why You Should Hire an Expert Drink Driving Lawyer in Sydney

by Ugur Nedim
Are you facing drink driving charges? You may have been caught drink driving during a random breath test carried out by police at the roadside, or as a result of being breathalysed following a car accident. If so, you are...
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