Road Users' Handbook

11 January 2018

The latest print run of the Road Users’ Handbook (November 2017) has a printing error on page 79 about the amount of alcohol you can consume if you are driving a vehicle.

The laws in NSW limit the amount of alcohol you can consume if you are driving a vehicle.

Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) must be under the limit as shown in the table. Heavy penalties apply for driving with a BAC on or over the limit.

As a learner and provisional driver, you must not drive after you have consumed any alcoholic drinks or foods containing alcohol.

Dangerous goods vehicle drivers must have a blood alcohol limit under 0.02.

The table below shows the BAC limits for all licence classes. You must stay below these limits.

Licence class Blood alcohol concentration limit
Learner (L) Zero
Provisional (P1, P2) Zero
Full licence (car or rider) Under 0.05
Public passenger vehicle drivers - bus, taxi etc Under 0.02
Coach or heavy vehicle (over 13.9 tonnes GVM or GCM) driver Under 0.02
Dangerous goods vehicle driver Under 0.02
Fully licensed drivers from interstate and overseas Under 0.05

The Road Users’ Handbook is available online free of charge.

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