If you’re a P driver that is. Was watching RBT yesterday on TV, you know the show where Australia glorifies their RBT system and justifies every single little fine they give out. The most absurd one I saw was a bloke who was on his ‘P’s who registered an amount of alcohol % of 0.017. That’s a tiny amount but yes, ‘P’ platers have zero tolerance on their licenses.
The police woman who tested him got all upset that the guy was lying about how much alcohol he has had. So he had to be taken aside for another test. So another police officer asked him what he had for dinner and he started listing it down. It turned out to be possible alcohol intake from a TIRAMISU cake his girlfriend’s mother made. And in a very serious chiding tone, the officer told the boy:” You’ve to watch what you eat.”
I just shook my head in disbelief. So today, I went and read up on the effects of alcohol in food. Apparently, alcohol in food usually stays in the mouth and it generally goes away after 20 mins. So in other words, for 0.017 alcohol percentage, the only thing the boy has done wrong is not have rested enough before heading home.
If Australian Police glorifies that, then maybe tell Jamie Oliver not to recommend so much alcohol in his very yummy dishes.