Alcohol and Drugs
DKT Alcohol And Drugs Test
16 / 10 / 2017
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, how many serious crashes involve alcohol?
What is the safest way to stay under the legal alcohol limit?
Buying a breathalyser (alcohol measuring instrument).
Exercising and drinking black coffee.
Not drinking any alcohol.
You want to drive your car but you have a very bad headache. A friend gives you some of their headache tablets to kill the pain. What should you do before you take these tablets?
Read the label and confirm they are not prescription drugs and there are no special warnings on the label.
Ask your friend if the tablets have affected them.
Drink a large glass of milk because this reduces the adverse effects of medicines and drugs.
Even if you feel unaffected after drinking alcohol, you should -
Be aware that your abilities are decreased.
Spend more time than usual looking in the mirrors.
Drive‚ but avoid using freeways.
If you are affected by a legal drug, such as a medicine (e.g. cold or allergy tablets) -
You may drive only in daylight hours.
You must not drive.
You must have a passenger to help you drive.
If you are taking several medications and you want to drive, you should -
Drive carefully around your local streets to see if you are affected.
Ask your passengers to let you know if you are not driving as well as you should.
Ask your doctor if the combination of drugs will make it dangerous to drive.
Is it an offence to refuse to take a POLICE breath test?
No - if you say you haven't been drinking alcohol.
Yes - always.
No - if you are a learner driver.
If you are going out and going to drink alcohol, the best way to avoid having to drink and drive is to:
Organise before hand a way of getting home where you are not the driver.
Wait for one hour after your last drink before you drive home.
After you have had a few drinks‚ start to think about how you will get home.
Having 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks before driving -
Improves your driving ability.
Will affect your reactions and judgement.
Has no effect on your driving ability.
To reduce the effect of alcohol before driving or riding you should -
Drink black coffee.
Have a glass of water.
Wait. The time depends on how much you have drunk.
You are going to a party where everyone is drinking alcohol. What can you do to lower the risk of being in an alcohol related crash on the way home?
Organise a lift home with someone from the party.
Take your car‚ try not to drink too much alcohol and then drive home.
Get a taxi or other public transport there and back‚ or organise for someone to pick you up.
If you hold a learner or provisional licence class what is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit?
Alcohol is a depressant. This means -
It slows down how quickly your brain works.
It speeds your brain up so you can work better.
It makes you calm down and think more clearly.
If you are taking any sort of medicine, you should -
Only drive during the day after taking the medicine or drug.
Only drive a motor car not a heavy vehicle.
Find out from your doctor or chemist whether the medicine or drug will affect your driving and act accordingly.
If you take medicine and then drink alcohol -
It can have a particularly bad effect on your driving ability.
The alcohol will have less effect than if taken alone.
Your ability to react to emergencies will improve.
Before driving a motor vehicle or riding a motor cycle it is safest -
Not to drink any alcohol.
Drink 1 nip of spirits (30 ml or 1 oz).
Drink 1 middy (285 ml) of light (low alcohol) beer.
If you are driving a bus, taxi, hire-car, heavy motor vehicle (over 13.9 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass), or a vehicle with a dangerous load, it is an offence when the level of alcohol in your blood reaches -
When drivers have been drinking, the crashes they are involved in are generally -
About the same.
If you have used illegal drugs you -
Should drink coffee before driving.
Must not drive.
May drive only in light traffic.
After drinking alcohol you could -
Be able to pay close attention to details in the traffic.
Be able to drive the same as you normally can.
Misjudge speed (your own and others).
Minumum pass for the test is 75%
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