Having a breathalyzer is ever so crucial as drink driving remains one of the biggest killers on Australian roads. In Victoria, around a quarter of drivers killed in road accidents had a BAC of .05 or more.
Testing your BAC before driving can not only save your life and that of others, but also save yourself from heavy penalties. In the interest of road safety, each state has set up penalties for those caught driving under the influence.
Losing your license means that in addition to being unable to drive anywhere, you may be stuck paying a loan for a car you can't use. With most licenses having a 12 point allowance, being caught for even a single DUI offense is something best avoided.
By keeping a portable breathalyser in your bag or glove box, you can always know with certainty when it is safe for you to start driving again. Get one from AlcoSense for yourself, your mates, or employees to prevent drink driving.
DUI penalties by state
As much as $3300, 18 months gaol term and indefinite disqualification
As much as $5500, 2 years gaol term and indefinite disqualification
Between 10 demerit points to cancellation AND $305.35 to $519.10 fine
Attend Magistrate's Court
6 demerit points, $500-$1200 fine or up to 3 months gaol
6 demerit points, $1500-$2500 fine or up to 6 months gaol