The Government believes New Zealand drivers aren't ready to moderate their drinking. We know they are. So take responsibility for keeping our roads safe by signing up: Two Drinks Max.
- Sign up at nzherald.co.nz here
- Sign up on Facebook here
- Use #2DrinksMax to show support on Twitter
This country's drink-driving limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood - the same as Britain and the United States - but Australia and most of Europe use a limit of 50mg per 100ml, also referred to as a 0.05 limit.
Only Parliament can change the law. But we can help change attitudes. Our campaign will encourage people to regulate themselves, and to not drive if they've had more than two drinks.
Shortland Street star Beth Allen explains why she is supporting the Two Drinks Max campaign:
Do you support lowering the drink/drive limit to 50 mg - already in place in many countries and recommended by NZ police, MoT and Alcohol Healthwatch?
Yes. I'm personally confused about how much anyone can drink before they are over the limit or unsafe to drive. I think it could make a real difference to the safety of our roads.
Will you pledge your name to the Herald on Sunday's Two Drinks Max campaign?
Why is it important to get behind this campaign?
Where you guys are starting from is great. Two drinks max is a
simple, clear message that people can understand.
It's something that a lot of people don't think about. The problem is that as you drink your confidence goes up, and you think you'll be fine.
Have you or your friends or family been involved in a drink driving crash, or been a victim of one?
I've had friends who have lost their licenses, and one who caused an
accident when he was driving drunk. Luckily, he only harmed himself.
When I watch the news and see the injustice of a family losing their loved ones in drink drive crashes, it really is heartbreaking.