RTA Targets drink-driving in Valley



SAFE driving requires clear judgement, concentration and being able to react to what happens on the road. Alcohol and other drugs affect all of these. Alcohol is a drug that affects your skills, moods and behaviour. Once it has been consumed the effects of alcohol on driving cannot be reversed. The only thing that will sober you up is time. Other drugs also impair your driving. Mixing one drug with another or mixing alcohol with other drugs dramatically increases your risk or crashing. An RTA advertisement featured in yesterday's Daily Examiner P7, (pictured above) gives a pictorial overview of just how many people have taken the risk and been caught by police. 'Over the past three months 33 drivers in Grafton have been arrested, charged and will face court for driving while over the legal limit. Every police car is a mobile RBT. So if you are worried about being caught. . . you should be,' the RTA advertisement said. As a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rises, so does the risk of being involved in a crash. Drink-driving is a factor in around 20 per cent of all fatal crashes across NSW and results in the deaths of more than 100 people every year. In country areas of NSW there are more than twice as many fatal drink-driving crashes than in metropolitan areas.



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