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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Legislation Watch: Change to Road Safety Act

According to the Law Institute's website, section 10 of the Road Legislation Amendment Act 2009 came into effect today.

This section amends section 51 of the Road Safety Act 1986. The Explantory Memorandum explains the provision,


amends section 51(1) and (1B) of the Road Safety Act 1986 to decrease the current blood and breath alcohol concentration threshold for immediate licence suspension from 015 grams to 010 grams in the case of a person who holds a full driver licence.

The Justice Legislation Further Amendment Act 2009, recently discussed here, also received assent last week.

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