The Liquor Company (LiqCo) supports Responsible Drinking and Safe Driving.

Please make sure you are aware of drinking and driving laws in New Zealand, the following information is taken from Health Promotion Agency’s

New Zealand drink drive legal alcohol limits

Drivers under 20 years – zero – The legal drink drive limit for drivers under 20 years of age is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of zero.

Drivers 20 years and over – 250 mcg breath or 50mg blood – The legal drink drive limits for drivers 20 years and over are a breath alcohol limit of 250 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath and a blood alcohol limit of 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.


How are these alcohol limits measured?

The alcohol limit for driving can be tested through breath testing to measure the number of micrograms of alcohol (mcgs) per litre of breath and blood testing to measure the number of milligrams of alcohol (mgs) per 100 millilitres (mls) of blood.


Why shouldn’t you drink and drive?

Research indicates that driving ability is impaired after consuming any level of alcohol. If you are going to drink, then find an alternative way to get home rather than driving yourself.

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