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Are the drink driving laws in Australia adequate?

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Are the drink driving laws in Australia adequate? Is enough being done to prevent drink driving? Is enough being done to catch drink drivers? Are sentences too lenient or too severe?

How are the drink driving laws in Australia being enforced?


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We have several laws currently in place for drink driving offences. The penalties vary from fines to imprisonment depending on the severity of the offence. Still, drink driving remains to be the leading cause of road trauma and death in Australia. This just reiterates what studies reveal that tougher criminal punishments do not really translate to a reduction of crime offences. Much is needed to improve the current situation of drink driving in Australia.