Information for drivers
Note: If you intend driving, the safest option is not to have any alcohol or other drugs in your system at all. This includes prescription medications that affect driving ability.
To drive safely, we need to be mentally alert, to have clear vision, physical coordination and the ability to react appropriately.
The affects of alcohol and other drugs can make it difficult for a person to assess how much their driving skills are affected. Avoid driving if you are:
If you intend to use alcohol or other drugs and need to travel, plan ahead by:
It is important to remember that alcohol and other drugs can continue to affect you the next day. Fatigue, hangovers and 'coming down' can also impair your driving ability.
Some drivers are at particular risk of problems relating to drugs and driving. If you belong to any of the following groups, follow the links to find out more.