Alcohol and drugs affect different people in different ways. When you're riding a motorcycle, you need your wits and senses operating at the highest level. Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs will affect your ability to operate a motorcycle properly and to make quick decisions in emergency or hazardous situations.
Severe penalties apply according to the level of intoxication of a rider, and increase depending on whether the offence is a first, second, third or subsequent offence.
Penalties include: Severe fines, loss of demerit points, suspension or disqualification of licence, or in some cases, imprisonment.
Remember, all police vehicles carry alcohol and drug testing equipment including saliva tests to detect THC (Cannabis), Methyl amphetamine (Speed) and MDMA (Ecstasy). The safest bet is to not drink or take drugs at all if you’re riding.