Simon Corbell is legislating again this time to create a cottage industry of cars held in family members names by recidivist drink drivers:
Repeat and high range drink drivers will have interlock systems fitted to their vehicles, stopping them from getting behind the wheel when drunk, thanks to measures undertaken by ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today.
The Bill, introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly, outlines the proposal for an Alcohol Interlock Scheme in the ACT and will be mandatory for high risk offenders.
“These are repeat or high range drink driving offenders, drivers whose records show that they have an inability to separate their drinking and driving behaviours without assistance,” Mr Corbell said.
“The new interlock program will build on other significant reforms to the ACT’s drink driving laws in recent years including mandatory alcohol awareness courses, zero alcohol concentration limits for a wider range of licence categories, immediate licence suspensions for drivers who exceed the prescribed alcohol limit by 0.05g or more, and reduced availability of restricted licences for drink driving offenders.”
“Drivers who are convicted or found guilty of a drink driving offence may volunteer to participate in the scheme; the costs of which will be borne by the driver.