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How can small amounts of alcohol affect your driving?

  • A. A small amount of alcohol won't affect your driving

  • B. Any amount of alcohol will have some effect on your driving

    The correct answer is B
    Any intake of alcohol impairs your judgement.

Alcohol and drug limits

It's no long cool to have 'one for the road'. Any consumption of alcohol has an effect on your driving by impairing your reactions, making you over-confident, making it more likely you will fall asleep at the wheel and reducing your ability to perceive speed and distance. In fact, your reactions suffer well before you even start feeling drunk.

To view alcohol and drug limits for driving in New Zealand click here.

Remember that the limit for a driver under 20 years old is effectively zero - one drink will put you over the limit.