As we recently reported, the Queensland government is currently looking into reducing the drink-driving blood alcohol limit from 0.05 to 0.02. A plan which is still in progress. Nonetheless NSW transport minister David Campbell said today that his state has no plans to do the same.
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The NRMA recently conducted a survey asking nearly 1000 motorists in NSW & ACT if they supported the move. The results were surprising with only 42 percent in favour of dropping the limit to 0.02.

The proposed limits in Queensland have caused a fair bit of controversy given the number of additional motorists which may be caught. For example if the laws do come in to place many motorists would no longer be able to have a single alcoholic drink and stay under the limit.

The other issue with the proposed change is its effectiveness. Would a reduction in the drink-driving limit have any real affect on the road toll? If a driver is willing to drink and drive what difference will the slightly harsher limits actually make? Much more likely that the changes could result in a lot of everyday motorists being fined.

For example if a motorist spends a night out having a fair few drinks, it's very likely that they will still be over the 0.02 limit the next morning but well and truly under the current 0.05 limit.

What are your thoughts on lowering the drink-driving blood alcohol limit from 0.05 to 0.02?