Kingborough Council is commiitted to improving road safety not only through infrastructure improvements but also through education of drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Council through the Kingborough Road Safety Committee are adopting and investigating a number of road safety initiatives. This is further enhanced by the partnership with the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources and the "Community Road Safety Partnerships" project that is aimed at developing new initiatives to improve road safety in the local community.
One of the initiatives is the website "Road Safety South". This website is dedicated to road safety and has been developed as a joint venture of the Hobart, Huon Valley and Kingborough Councils and the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. This site provides considerable information on road safety for motorists, cyclists, motor cyclists and pedestrians.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Kingborough Road Safety Committee, in conjunction with the Community Road Safety Partnership Program, is reminding motorists to think about using alternative transport options from venues if drinking and how to stay under the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) if driving.
There are many transport options available if you want to drink, such as public transport, arranging a lift with a friend, hiring a minibus or staying overnight after a party.
How much alcohol can you drink to avoid going over the legal limit?
The amount of alcohol you can consume before reaching 0.05 BAC varies from person to person, but as a guide only the following may help you stay below the legal limit:
- An average sized, healthy female should have no more than one standard drink in the first hour of drinking, then no more than one standard drink per hour after that; and
- An average sized, healthy male should have no more than two standard drinks in the first hour of drinking, then no more than one standard drink per hour after that.
If you’re thinking about driving the morning after you’ve been drinking, it’s best to consider how much you drank, and how late into the night it was before you finished your last drink. Your liver can only get rid of about one standard drink per hour.
For more detailed information, please see the information sheets below.
A Community Road Safety Partnership initiative