F. Strengthen efforts to reduce drink driving
States and territories
Although the involvement of alcohol in fatalities has reduced over the past decade, it remains a significant factor, with approximately 16% of fatalities in 2016 involving alcohol. States and territories will continue to review and adjust their alcohol interlock programs to improve their effectiveness in addressing drink driving; and will maintain highly visible random breath testing including car-based operations on the rural network to complement larger operations elsewhere.
Austroads will coordinate work to review alcohol limits across various classes of motor vehicles in Australia along with overseas experience on the impact on road trauma when alcohol limits are changed.