Coronavirus is no excuse for DUI: RACQ

RACQ has slammed motorists flouting the road rules, after a spike in driver driving under the influence in parts of Brisbane.

Wynnum Herald reported Brisbane’s bayside had a 10 percent rise in drivers caught over the limit this month, despite Queensland Police’s announcement of scale down of random breath test operations. 

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said this behaviour was unacceptable and coronavirus impacts on policing did not give drivers permission to break the rules. 

“Drink driving is no less dangerous now than it was before the health crisis, and it’s disappointing that so many people are risking their own lives and the lives of others,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Police are still out and are still stopping motorists, so if you break the rules, you will be caught.

“Our emergency and health services already have enough to deal with right now, and don’t need an increase in crashes caused by reckless behaviour added on top of everything else. 

“We’re urging everyone to do the right thing and drive safely on our roads.”