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Alcohol and the law
Can You Drink Alcohol While Driving or Have Open Alcohol in Your Car?
Every Australian state and territory have laws governing the use and service of alcohol. These laws have consequences such as fines, imprisonment or disqualification from driving. In Victoria, there are alcohol laws and consequences relating to:. The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has more information about blood alcohol levels and how alcohol affects you.
Alcohol laws of Australia
If you're planning a picnic or getting together with friends and family at the beach to mark Australia Day, you might want to take a bottle of wine or a six pack. But be warned: a tipple in the sunshine is not allowed everywhere. Some councils require permits for large gatherings in addition to normal restrictions, and restrictions and alcohol-free zones are subject to change. If you're unsure about restrictions in your area check directly with your local council.
However have you ever wondered whether you are legally allowed to drink alcohol while driving, as long as you are within the legal alcohol limit? Interesting, the laws in Victoria extend not only to drivers but also people who are in charge of a vehicle. Rule of the NSW Road Rules states that all drivers are prevented from drinking alcohol while driving. The supervisor must, however, be under the legal alcohol limit of 0. Therefore it may only be a matter of time until laws are introduced in South Australia to bring it in line with other States.