Immediate license suspensions for drink-drivers in NSW
From 20 May 2019, if you are caught drink driving in NSW, at any level, police may suspend your license immediately.
This month, new regulations are coming into force on our roads in an attempt to combat the high rate of road-related incidents in NSW.
From 20 May 2019, a streamlined process will be introduced targeting drink-driving on NSW roads.
Under these new regulations, anyone caught over the legal limit will lose their license on the spot and incur a hefty fine.
Drivers who commit a lower range drink-driving offence as a first-time offence will receive a three-month suspension, effective immediately, accompanied by a significant fine of $561.
The Roads Minister, Andrew Constance say NSW is taking a zero-tolerance approach to drink-driving,
“This reform makes it clear. If you break the law, you will pay the price” The Minister said.
Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Corboy said the reform would protect road users by ensuring swift and certain penalties.
“Alcohol is one of the major factors in crashes that kill or injure people on NSW roads,” Mr Corboy said.
“The 0.05 blood alcohol limit has been in place for almost 38 years. There are no more excuses.”
These new penalties will also apply for drivers who are found with drugs in their system while behind the wheel, provided that a lab analysis confirms the results.