DID YOU KNOW?
- Alcohol impaired driving is one of the main causes of serious road trauma in NZ.
- Alcohol affects driving by slowing down reaction times and altering a person’s decision making ability.
- It is now illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under 18 years of age without their parents consent.
- 79% of alcohol affected drivers in the region are male, although increasing numbers of women are being stopped with blood alcohol levels over the legal limit
- Each year, young drivers cause nearly half of all alcohol-related road crashes
- There is a zero alcohol limit for drivers under 20
- Alcohol is the most widely used readily available drug in NZ
- For every 100 alcohol impaired drivers killed in road crashes, approximately 54 passengers and 27 sober road users are killed along with them
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE THE RISK?
- Drive sober – Alcohol impairs driving ability. Drinking and driving should never be mixed. If you’re doing one – don’t do the other.
- Protect your whanau – When you are the driver you are responsible for the lives of everyone in the car with you. Protect your loved ones.