Ethnicity and drinking and driving in New Zealand

by John P. M. Bailey

Publisher: DSIR Chemistry in Petone

Written in English
Published: Pages: 63 Downloads: 463
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  • New Zealand.


  • Drunk driving -- New Zealand.,
  • Maori (New Zealand people) -- Alcohol use.

Edition Notes

Statementby John P.M. Bailey.
SeriesReport ;, no. CD 2415, Report (New Zealand. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Chemistry Division) ;, no. CD 2415.
LC ClassificationsHE5620.D7 B35 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1764782M
LC Control Number92114072

Driving Issues in NZ The issues surrounding anti social behaviours on New Zealand roads are inherent within a system that until recently accepted these as the norm. Fortunately, society has now reacted against this conduct and no longer is drink driving, speeding and . Coordinates. New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific country has two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around smaller has a total land area of , square kilometres (, sq mi). New Zealand is about 2, kilometres (1, mi) east of Calling code: + Do not drink alcohol before driving in New Zealand, drinking and driving laws are strictly enforced. Cycling and Motorbikes. Helmets for riders of cycles and motorbikes must be worn at all times. Rear and front lights on cycles are required at night. Motorbikes should drive with a headlight on at all times. Cycling is not permitted on motorways. restrictions on drinking alcohol before driving. When you drive New Zealand car rentals, you are obliged to drive within New Zealand driving laws and would be treated in the same way as any other road user who contravenes these laws. What is the Legal Drinking Limit when Driving New Zealand Car.

Alcohol (ethanol or ethyl alcohol) is the ingredient found in beer, wine and spirits which causes drunkenness. Alcohol is formed when yeast ferments (breaks down without oxygen) the carbohydrates or sugars in different food e.g. wine is made from the sugar in grapes, beer from the sugar in malted barley (a type of grain), cider from the sugar in apples, vodka from the sugar in potatoes, beets. Prevalence of drink driving in New Zealand Up till , o New Zealanders were convicted for drink driving every year. A third of them were repeat offenders, some with 6, 16, even 26 convictions. As a country we have been all too willing to punish these 'bloody idiots' - . Binge drinking is a problem in many countries, not just binge drinking itself but driving drunk too. New Zealanders have developed a dreadful binge drinking culture where alcohol is present at almost every celebration or gathering, after or during a sports game, work mates gathering, stress etc. Alcohol and driving. Alcohol can impair coordination and judgement, and is a major cause of road injury in New Zealand. There is no set number of drinks that you can have to stay under the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of mcg (for breath) and 80 mg (for blood). The legal drink drive limit for drivers under 20 years of age is a BAC of zero.

United States vs. New Zealand: the breakdown. Drinking USA = corks NZ = screw caps. Opening bottles of wine with a corkscrew instead of my hands was a new challenge but we are happy to report that we are now experts at opening any bottle of wine! Alcohol and drugs Alcohol or drugs are involved in about 1 in 3 of the fatal crashes on our roads as well as numerous serious injury crashes. Ending this scourge on our roads will require new initiatives in education, enforcement, rehabilitation and engineering.   New Zealand's law change, lowering the blood alcohol limit from 80 milligrams of alcohol per millilitres of blood to 50mg, came into effect in December The breath alcohol limit was also.   A New Zealander Driving His Own Way. Growing up in New Zealand, he had some important figures to look up to, with Amon, McLaren and Denny Hulme at .

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What are the rules on drink driving in New Zealand. Drink driving is dangerous and New Zealand has strict penalties if you are caught doing so. In New Zealand, the legal drink drive limits for drivers 20 years and over are a breath alcohol limit of micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath and a blood alcohol limit of 50mg of alcohol.

New Zealand drink drive legal alcohol limits. The Land Transport Act outlines the legal alcohol limits for drivers. Drivers under 20 years - zero. The legal drink drive limit for drivers under 20 years of age is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of zero. 35 million litres of pure alcohol were available for consumption in – an average of two standard drinks per person a day.

Over the last ten years, pure alcohol available for consumption in New Zealand has decreased slightly for beer (% decrease), but has increased for spirits (35% increase), spirit-based drinks (22% increase), and wine (7% increase).

Drinking Cultures situates its consumption within the context of these wider cultural practices and reveals how class, ethnicity and nationalism are all expressed through this very popular commodity. Drawing on original fieldwork, contributors look at the interplay of culture and power in bars and pubs, the significance of advertising symbols.

One in 20 deaths among people aged under 80 years old in New Zealand can be blamed on alcohol. The New Zealand Medical Journal estimated that % of. Here are core penalties or orders for drink driving and related offences that do not involve injury or death: The maximum penalty for a first or second conviction for excess breath alcohol (BrAC over ) or excess blood alcohol (BAC over 80) is 3 months imprisonment or a fine up to $4, and mandatory disqualification for at least 6.

Answer 1 of As of today I have been driving in NZ for 4 weeks and about miles. I made and edited these notes as we have progressed and thought they might be helpful to the nex guy. Keeping left is relatively easy since steering wheel is on the right.

3 Acknowledgements The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) would like to thank Dr Fiona Imlach Gunasekara, Public Health Medicine Specialist, for preparing the summaries of the health and body effects of alcohol in this resource.

About limits Alcohol and drugs limits. Alcohol and drugs, including some drugs given to you by a doctor, can seriously affect your driving. They can slow your reaction times and affect your senses. You risk causing death and serious injury to yourself and other people. More Kiwis are driving drunk all the way to the grave following the lowering of our alcohol limit.

A just-published research paper has shown those who had been drinking, driving, then dying were. A combination of driving book and road atlas, this is a practical guide to touring New Zealand by road. There are 50 colour maps covering all of New Zealand's best scenic driving routes, each accompanied by a guide to all of the touring highlights covered on the map/5(6).

In New Zealand all drivers, including visitors from other countries, must carry their licence or permit at all times when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country. If you'll be in New Zealand for more than a year, you need to obtain a New Zealand driver licence.

If your overseas licence is still current or has expired less than 12 months ago you can apply to convert it to a New Zealand licence. Find out how to convert an overseas licence to a New Zealand driver licence. Tips for driving in New Zealand. Several US studies have found that raising the minimum legal drinking age is related to medium- to long-term reductions in vehicle-related harms among those younger than the drinking age.1–3 An additional US study, analyzing long-term data from 50 states, found an % reduction in fatal alcohol-related traffic crashes among drivers younger than the drinking age following the introduction Cited by:   New Zealand has increased its minimum driving age from 15 to 16 in an effort to make its roads safer.

The country has one of the lowest driving ages in the developed world, the legacy of an. Two drunk crashes, two families torn apart - one warning. It was late, the two men had been drinking at parties in Auckland, decided to get behind the wheel, sped, then lost control and hit a.

This article is a travel topic. Driving around New Zealand will allow you to see those parts of this wonderfully scenic country that tourist operators haven't discovered yet.

General introduction []. All measurements in New Zealand are metric. It is easy to underestimate the time needed for travel. The local Automobile Association (AA) publishes a travelling time guide that suggests average.

(Dec. 5, ) On December 1,new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2)Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec.

2, ).)The changes follow the passage of the Land Transport Amendment Act (No. 2) (New Zealand Legislation website (Aug. )).This Act lowered the breath alcohol limit for drivers over 20 years of age from.

New Zealand Road Rules. Listed below are some of the major New Zealand road rules to remember when driving in New Zealand: In New Zealand, all motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road.

All road distances are measured in kilometres. When entering a roundabout, give way (yield) to traffic crossing or approaching from your right.

"Many people didn't realise that you didn't need to fail a breath test or be convicted of drink driving for your claim to be declined for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the Insurance Council of New Zealand's insurance manager, John Lucas." - sauce.

How to Drive in New Zealand. Driving in New Zealand is very different to driving in the rest of the developed world. Roads are often winding, and there are some special road rules that require special attention.

Drive on the left side of %(1). The extent and consequences of drunk driving underline the challenges of harmonizing a drinking culture with a modern industrial society. During the s and the s, as the U.S. economy prospered and while the development of the highway network was underway, alcohol abuse as well as traffic safety became a serious issue in America.

For the most part, driving in New Zealand is a pleasure. You've got a country the size of the UK with 1/15th of the population and good quality roads.

But there are a few things to look out for. Weird rules of the road. It's illegal to park your car facing the "wrong. As selsy has said above.

To bring your own drink into any place, usually wine, but to bring a single Malt, it would be polite to ask first and secondly, they are entitled to charge 'Corkage'. this is a chargefor services such as ice, such as clean glasses and service.

The Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, which means “Land of the Long White Cloud.” [10] The Pizza Hut restaurant chain does not get its mozzarella cheese from Italy; it buys the cheese from Taranaki, New Zealand.

[17] The Auckland City Sky Tower, at 1, feet ( m) high, is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

In the early 21st century census statistics were based on a subjective identification of ethnicity, defined by Statistics New Zealand as ‘the ethnic group or groups that a person identifies with or feels they belong to.’ 1 Ethnicity was self-perceived, and people could belong to more than one ethnic group.

Drinking driving is responsible for a high proportion of traffic accidents. To study the effects of alcohol on drivers and driving performance, 25 drivers’ subjective feelings and driving performance data in different blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) levels were collected with simulated driving experiment.

The investigation results revealed that alcohol affected drivers in many aspects Cited by:   The NZ alcohol driving limit changed on the 1 st of December, as follows: For drivers aged 20 years and over lowered from mcg of alcohol per litre of breath to mcg.

The blood alcohol limit lowered from 80mg of alcohol per ml of blood (), to 50mg (). Under 20 year olds cannot have any alcohol present when driving. New Zealand's highest ever drink-drive level was recorded yesterday when a female motorist measured almost five times the legal limit, in a police blitz that targeted more t drivers.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. This important book explains the dangers of drinking and driving through a powerful combination of scientific background, interesting explanations, statistics, and images. The text provides support in making healthy choices through practice scenarios and questions and answers with a teen psychologist.

Alcohol Use in New Zealand iii Foreword This publication, Alcohol Use in New Zealand, is the first release of results from the /08 New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey.

It describes the key findings from the survey about alcohol use in New Zealand. A report presenting findings about other recreational drug use will be published in late Drink driving, Residence and Deportation. Posted on December 4, I am currently New Zealand Residence and I had drink driving conviction within two years I got my residency.

After I applied permanent residence, recently they have issued me a letter warning me I am facing risk of deportation and a questioner. i got caught for drinking and.An International Driving Permit (issued in accordance with a United Nations Convention on Road Traffic) is acceptable as a translation.

Provided your overseas driver licence or driver permit remains current and valid, you can drive for a maximum period of 12 months from the date you arrive in New Zealand.

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