Alcohol limits for commercial vehicle drivers

This report discusses the issue of zero blood alcohol content for heavy vehicle drivers. It points out the differences in state laws (some states impose zero BAC with 0.02 tolerance while others impose 0.02 BAC with no tolerance). It discusses the various categories of vehicles for which a zero BAC may need to apply (heavy trucks, buses, taxis, hirecars, and vehicles carrying dangerous goods) and examines the question of light commercial vehicles (between 4.5t and 15t gross vehicle mass). The report also discusses the claims of volunteer emergency services organisations that a zero BAC would unnecessarily restrict the social life of their members and could impact adversely on response to emergencies. The report draws no conclusions but asks for submissions from interested parties.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    National Road Transport Commission (NRTC)

  • Publication Date: 1993-7


  • English

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    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01433981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:59PM