New Zealand’s legal drink drive limit was reduced from 0.08% to 0.05% on December 1, 2014. The old limit, which was quite high by international standards, allowed drinkers to feel relatively confident about adhering to the law while driving. The new restriction, on the other hand, has prompted a careful adjustment. NZ Police are attempting to modify driver’s behavior in order to minimize the number of persons getting killed or hurt as a result of drink driving. Even after just one drink, you’ll could be endangering yourself and others. Make sure you carry your breathalyzer all the time. It also doesn’t to have a clear plan on how you will get home on time or where you’ll spend the night before you go out.
INTRODUCING BACTRACK BREATHALYZERS
Would drivers remain off the highway if they could measure their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels and if they knew they were over the legal drink drive limit? The answer is ‘most likely’. Over thousands of individuals have died and 5000 people have been injured in traffic accidents in the last decade. That should be sufficient motivation to do all necessary precautions to keep yourself, your friends, and your loved ones from driving while intoxicated. We now have many handy and creative tools, thanks to BACtrack breathalyzers, to enable you to have a good time while properly controlling your alcohol intake.
BACtrack provides breathalyzers with smartphone software pairing that gives you a better accuracy BAC level that you can view directly on your phone. You connect it to your phone through Bluetooth. The BACtrack software can also predict when your blood alcohol level will drop to zero and avoid getting above the legal drink drive limit. Other BACtrack breathalyzers which aren’t Bluetooth, also utilizes an Xtend fuel cell sensor with an established track record of validity and reliability.
Stricter Legal Drink Drive Limit for Under 20s
It is most commonly agreed that driving while intoxicated is illegal, dangerous, and can never be justified. Did you realize, though, that the regulations may vary based on a person’s age? There is a 0.05% legal drink drive limit for drivers above the age of 20. However, this does not apply to those under the age of 20, who must have zero BAC when driving. Suppose a person under the age of 20 is pulled over and found to have consumed any amount of alcohol. In that case, they might pay a penalty of up to $4,500 and up to three months in jail, depending on the amount of alcohol detected.
If your blood alcohol measurement is more than 0.05%, you may lose your license, receive 50 demerit points, and face a fine or imprisonment. Going beyond the legal drink drive limit makes no difference in how much you’ve consumed and may have life-altering effects. Whether you are slightly over the limit or significantly over the limit, you are still accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) and a criminal in the eyes of the law.