If you are wondering how many drinks you can have before you are over the limit, the best answer is to organise a sober driver or plan to have alternative transport. Sober driving is always the best and safest option.
Alcohol-impaired driving consistently makes up around one third of the contributing factors in serious injury and fatal crashes on New Zealand roads - so take care.
Changes for drivers 20 years and over
New alcohol limits for drivers aged 20 and over were introduced on 1 December 2014. You must not drive if the amount of alcohol:
- in your breath is more than 250mcg of alcohol per litre of breath
- in your blood is more than 50mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
To find out about your limit go to: Alcohol Limits - NZ Transport Agency
Drivers under 20 years
The alcohol limit for drivers aged under 20 years is zero.