Drinking behind the wheel is a terrible idea, we all know this but what exactly does the law say?
In Australia laws differ from state to state.
In NSW, all drivers are prevented from drinking alcohol while driving and the same applies for Victorian drivers.
In Queensland its an offence to drink alcohol while driving even if your alcohol level is below the legal limit of 0.05%.
Drinking behind the wheel is also not permitted in The ACT and Tasmania. In South Australia there currently isn’t any law preventing a driver from drinking alcohol while driving, provided that their alcohol reading remains below the legal limit.
It’s important to remember that there are always exceptions to laws, so the most wise and safe option is to avoid alcohol completely if you’re driving.