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Top traffic cop calls for zero alcohol limit to be expanded to 26

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Victoria’s top traffic cop wants a zero blood alcohol limit for all drivers under the age of 26.

Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer has made the call as the state marks 40 years since the introduction of random breath testing.

But he’s at odds with the state government.

Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said no changes were about to be made.

Commissioner Doug Fryer spoke with Tony Jones.

‘I’m not saying they’re not good drivers, what I’m saying is there is still an issue.’

‘And the data supports it, there’s an issue that they are over represented when it comes alcohol related trauma.’ – Commissioner Fryer told 3AW Mornings.

Earlier, TAC road safety manager Samantha Cockfield told Ross and John the figures suggested it wasn’t the worst idea. 

‘Despite massive gains with young drivers and alcohol, we still have young people over-represented in crashes with alcohol in the system,’ she said on 3AW Breakfast.

Click PLAY below to hear Tony’s chat with Doug Fryer

Click PLAY below to hear her speak with Ross and John on 3AW

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