RACQ’s 2022 Annual Road Safety Survey has revealed that more than one in ten drivers (13.3 per cent) have admitted to driving when they thought they might be over the blood alcohol limit in the last 12 months.
Tragically, in the first six months of this year, we lost 37 lives in Queensland from drink driving – that equates to one in every four lives lost on our roads. Furthermore, in 2021, 64 lives were lost and 890 people hospitalised from drink driving-related crashes. The numbers of lives lost from drink driving crashes are also predominantly under the age of 40.
Have a plan B if you are going to have a drink, please don’t drive. I want to see everyone have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.