drinking and driving in the outback

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 14:14
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LOVE TO HAVE A FEW BEERS IN THE OUTBACK PUBS WHAT IS THE LEGAL LIMIT OUT THEIR IS IT ENFORCED ALL IS JUST BEST TO HAVE ONE OR TWO BEERS THEN MOVE ON ANY INFO WOULD HELP CHEERS
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Reply By: Mark - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 14:28

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 14:28
Robert, What ever the limit is that applies to the state that you are in is what the legal limit is. Outback or not the cops will put you on the bag and if you are over, the cost of the trip just went up and if you are well over they give you free accomodation for the night.
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Reply By: Member - David now Outnabout - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 14:56

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 14:56
Robert,
I love to have afew beers too, but drink them and then stay the night.

If your in the outback then you need your wits about you to doge the roo, the pothole, stay awake..........etc. don't make your reponse time longer 'cos it could just cost you in the long run. If you want to stop by at several pubs for having a chat, then go non alchoholic,you won't be shunned for being responsible even in the bush.
Leave the Drink 'n' Drive to the bloody idiots!
We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Follow Up By: Brian - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 18:39

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 18:39
Robert I think staying the night is the go, in the outback as the next stop is uasually hours away. So have a fue with the locals an get to know them and hit the road the next morning.
Brian

Ps it is not uncommon to get put on the bag in the morning either!
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Reply By: bruce.h - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 15:46

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 15:46
robert
you shoulnt drink drive, its a washing powder.serously ithink most states now have a .05 limit in some form or other due t fedral government preasure,so yuo want get in to many drinks before you go over the limit
regards bruce
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 15:56

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 15:56
THANKS FOR THE INFO WILL STAY UNDER .05 JUST THINK THE .05 IS
IS TO LOW BUT THAT IS THE LAW AND WE MUST OBEY IT CHEERS
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:27

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:27
I am amazed that no one knows that the legal limit throughout the whole of Australia is .05 No wonder so many 'Bloody idiots' get done.
No matter where you are, Birdsville, Maree, Coen, Halls Creek, Ayers Rock..........if the blue light taxi makes you blow into the bag and you are over the limit then it is Ta Ta licence for 12 months AND you have to attend an Alcohol Awareness program at the end of 12 months before you get your licence back!! So think about it. Don't forget, alcohol content stays in your bloodstream for 24 hours after a booze-up. I found out to my detriment :-(Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: johnsy - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 22:30

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 22:30
Not quite Willem .05 to .08 is a fine only in the nt
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Follow Up By: bruce.h - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:08

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:08
same in wa
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:10

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:10
I knew that !!! :-)))Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: bob_h - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 23:17

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 23:17
It all boils down to responsibility and common sense. IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE YOU'RE A BLOODY IDIOT.
Think of your family/passengers/loved ones. I just can't understand why so many people look on this as 'bad luck' if they're caught. Plan ahead, BE RESPONSIBLE.
Sorry if I'm on a soapbox! Please don't flame me
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Reply By: Mick n Sal - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:23

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:23
Not to mention the fact that if you have any sort of incident that requires an insurance claim ... well 'nuff said. :)
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 09:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 09:16
thanks for all the info guys i am responsible behind the wheel
just intresting to know the diffrent limits and penalty between states and as i can
see from the responses not everybody new those limits thanks again
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Reply By: michael - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 14:55

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 14:55
Dear Robert, many rules and limits are posted and enforced because irresponsible humans are too stupid to regulate their own behaviour and must have guidance like children. Sadly one observes humans putting other lives at risk by impairing their already limited skills with alcohol/ drug abuse and giving not a thought to the consequences likely to be produced by their selfishness. Their main concern seems to be what they can get away with rather than what is safe and respectful of other human lives. If you're not sure what a safe alcohol level is ; next time you come across a serious motor vehicle accident, stick your head inside and see what I and other emergency workers experience and the image might help you to formulate a figure. I love a beer too - but at the END of the days travel !
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 15:17

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 15:17
MICHAEL I DONT THINK 2-3 BEERS IS GOING TO AFFECT MY DRIVING
IT WOULD BE ASHAME TO STOP PEOPLE FROM HAVING A DRINK WITH LUNCH AND THEN THEN NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE HOW WOULD THE OLDER PEOPLE SURVIVE NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO GET TAXI
DO WE STOP THEM FROM SOCIALIZING
IM NOT TALKING ABOUT GEETING BLIND AND THEN GETTING INTO A CAR THAT WOULD BE STUPID CHEERS
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Reply By: Truckster - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 18:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 18:16
Its been done time and time again on TV people have a few drinks and are then put thru their paces on a track to test their reaction times. People are always "shocked" to see how their driving sucks after a few...

Im amazed in the 21st century people are asking if its enforced or not. Why wouldnt it be?

And thinking everywhere is .05 is safer than thinkin everywhere is .08!

Not everyone can afford a Taxi, but a bus isnt so expensive.

Could you live with yourself running over a kid and killing them cause you had a boner trying to impress the typing pool goils after a few at The Pickup Palace on a friday night?

Pist and swerving onto the wrong side of the road and taking out a mum and 3 kids leaving the kids mamed, and motherless?

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Reply By: ThePublican - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:25

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 21:25
The answer is simple ,, THE SAME AS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE STATE,, just to give you an example of how it may affect you,,this is not even the outback,,, Jandowae 50klm nth of Dalby Qld,, 3 pubs ,a bowls club, a golf club , population 850 , 2 policemen , all and any drink drivers are taken to Dalby,, you make your own way back toJandowae,,, How stupid does one have to be.
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Reply By: colin - Monday, Mar 24, 2003 at 21:58

Monday, Mar 24, 2003 at 21:58
shame on all the replies i to enjoy a beer at a out back town Robert asked a simple question and i to learnt about our states limits and am sure a lot of people on this site did as well. I enjoy stopping and having lunch and a couple of GOLDYS which i am sure will not put most people over their ability to handle our out back roads, which is proven by our country folk who live , drink , and drive, and have a low accident rate compared to the city folk. To our emergency folk all my thoughts to you and your familys for what you have to see and live with but please i dont think this is the sight to preach ( for a better word ) to the people who enjoy our beaut out back. Col
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 09:39

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 09:39
THANKS COLIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT I WAS A BIT SHELL SHOCKED FROM THE RESPONSES BUT I AGREE WITH YOU THAT A COUPLE OF BEERS WITH LUNCH SHOULD NOT HURT ANY ONE I ALSO THINK THE
OUTBACK PUBS NEED THIS TO HAPPEN TO KEEP THEM GOING ITS HARD
ENOUGH AS IT IS ANYWAY CHEERS TO COMON SENSE
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Follow Up By: bruce.h - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 14:38

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 14:38
thank god
i was begining to think that i was the only one dismayed at the attack of the brain washed
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