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Special Range Drink Driving

Full license holders are allowed a maximum of blood alcohol level of 0.05. However, this does not apply in the special cases of learner, provisional and probationary drivers who must have absolutely zero blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

Bus, truck, tram, train and other heavy vehicle drivers must also have zero BAC. Taxi drivers and vehicles carrying dangerous goods are also mandated to have zero BAC.

These special cases are the exception to the general rule. Drink driving being one of the major causes of road related death in Australia has resulted to the government imposing strict measures in the operation of motor vehicles.

There is particular attention given to holders of learner permits and provisional licenses since usually these are neophyte drivers. As for drivers of heavy vehicles and public transportation vehicles they are a risk not only to themselves but to other users of the road.

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