Changes have been made to the Alcohol Interlock Program. From Monday 3 December 2018, the Program will be extended to apply to all first-time, middle-range drink-driving offenders and to first time offenders convicted of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
An interlock is an electronic breath testing device that is connected to the ignition of a vehicle and stops it from starting if it detects alcohol. The interlock also includes a camera and takes a photograph of the person providing the breath sample.
The Alcohol Interlock Program has been in place since February 2015.
The Road Safety Plan 2021 includes a priority to tackle drink and drug driving with stronger penalties and more enforcement.
To find out more about the changes, see:
- Road Safety Plan 2021
- NSW Centre for Road Safety Drink Driving Penalties
- NSW Roads and Maritime Services Alcohol Interlock Program
- NSW Roads and Maritime Services Alcohol Interlock FAQs
- Legal Aid NSW Drink Driving Charges and You
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