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|
|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|
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