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New Drink Driving Laws in 2019

As of the 20th of May 2019, much harsher penalties will be given out for anybody caught drink driving. We have all the information below for you to learn about the new Drink Driving Laws in New South Wales.

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New Drink Driving Laws in NSW

Starting from today (the 20th of May 2019) if you are caught Drink Driving, you will be feeling the force of the law. 

For any driver caught drink driving or with drugs in their system, they will be facing an immediate 3 month ban from driving as well as a fine of $561.

The new laws are an effort to prevent drink driving offences and to streamline the process for those who are caught in the act, doing the wrong thing.

The NSW Police now have the power to enforce an immediate loss of licence for a period of 3 months, making for more straightforward and more certain penalties. 

If you receive an immediate licence suspension, you will be required to surrender your licence to police. This means that not only will you have lost your licence and received a large fine, you will also be either walking home or begging your friends and family for a lift – forcing you to admit the offence that you have committed.

“For any driver caught drink driving or with drugs in their system, they will be facing an immediate 3 month ban from driving as well as a fine of $561″

These new laws are one of a number that have already or will be implemented as part of the Road Safety Plan 2021. 

If you receive a Road Side Suspension, you will be able to appeal the matter in court, however, you will be running the risk of the court increasing the penalty and fines. The maximum fine for Low-Range, Special-Range or Novice-Range Drink Driving offences is $2,200 and your suspension can increase to 6 Months.

Given that this new law is now in place it may be fair to assume that leniency will not be something to expect.

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