Alcohol and drug offences

The laws in NSW limit the amount of alcohol you can consume if you are driving a vehicle. The blood alcohol limit that applies to you depends on your licence and the type of vehicle you are driving.

The laws in NSW also prohibit driving while affected by drugs or with illegal drugs present in your system.

Drink and drug driving reforms

From 20 May 2019, tougher penalties apply for lower range drink driving offences, and for driving with the presence of an illicit drug.

The change is part of a number of reforms in the Road Safety Plan 2021 to reduce alcohol and drug related trauma on NSW roads.

In this section...

Drug and alcohol related offences and penalties

Alcohol Interlock Program

Sober Driver Program

Vehicle sanctions

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