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How much can I drink?

In South Australia, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a BAC of 0.05 or more. However, other drivers, such as novice drivers (who hold a Learners permit or Provisional licence) and professional drivers (e.g. taxi, bus and heavy vehicle drivers), are required to maintain zero BAC.

It is important to remember that your BAC can be effected by factors such as body size, age, level of fitness, liver state and gender. Your reaction to alcohol can also be impacted by medication and food consumption.

Penalties for drink drivers:

Severe penalties apply to drivers who commit drink driving offences - regardless of whether you are a learner driver or an unconditional licence holder. Penalties include heavy fines (up to $2,900), licence disqualification, demerit points, and even imprisonment in some cases.

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