## What is the blood alcohol limit in NZ?

In New Zealand, the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over is 250 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath and the blood alcohol limit is 50 milligrams (mg) per 100 millilitres (ml) of blood. If you are under 20, the alcohol limit for drivers is zero.

How many standard drinks can you drive in NZ?

One drink can put you over the limit. In New Zealand, the legal limit is 50mg per 100ml of blood (equivalent to 250mcg of alcohol per litre of breath).

### How many 2.5 beers can you drink and drive?

Guidance from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) indicates that most adults may be able to drink two standard drinks over two hours and be likely to remain under the new drink-driving limits for adults.

Can you ride a bike drunk NZ?

You cannot be charged with a drink driving offence under New Zealand law while riding a bicycle, unless it has a motor.

## Can you drive after 1 glass of wine?

Just ONE pint of beer or glass of wine could make it unsafe to drive: Scientists question drink-drive limit after finding people are ‘significantly compromised’ by low levels of alcohol. One alcoholic drink could be enough to make it unsafe for someone to drive, scientists have warned.

Can I drive after 2 pints of beer?

For most people, a single unit of alcohol takes around two hours to metabolise. For ordinary-strength beer, the legal limit is approximately two pints, so you would need four hours to metabolise the extra two pints.

### Is 2.2 units over the limit?

Typically it is said that drinking just two pints of a regular-strength lager or two small glasses of wine will put you over the limit to drive.

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## How long does it take for alcohol to exit your system NZ?

A standard drink is how much alcohol the average person can process in one hour. You can’t speed this process up, and your body can only deal with one drink at a time. So, if you have three standard drinks, it will take three hours for your body to process them.