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Can I drive after drinking alcohol? - HOW DO I / International students / Living in New Zealand - NMIT Support

Can I drive after drinking alcohol?

Don’t drink or use drugs and then drive - the laws against this are strictly enforced in New Zealand and the penalties are severe.

  • For drivers under 20 years old, there is a zero alcohol limit. This means you are not entitled to drive if there is any alcohol in your blood or breath.
  • For drivers over 20, see the New Zealand Police Website for alcohol limits.