Near! The police are now testing HORSE RIDERS to make sure they are not under the influence of alcohol
- Riders are attacked by the police because they ride a horse while they are under the influence
- Jumping on a horse while drunk and taking a joyride is illegal in most states
- Horse riders are subject to traffic rules and have the same rights as motor vehicles
Riders are attacked by the police to ensure that they do not have a pleasure ride under the influence of alcohol.
Riding a horse while drunk may be a good alternative to drunk driving, but it is illegal in most Australian states.
It is thought that riders have the same rights as any motor vehicle, which means that they are subject to regular traffic rules.
The Beverley police in Western Australia went to Twitter to congratulate not only drivers, but also riders for passing a random breath test.
Beverley Police (photo) in Western Australia went to Twitter to congratulate not only drivers, but also riders for passing a random breath test
& # 39; Congratulations to the 150 people and two horses stopped on the rbt without drivers of liquor & # 39 ;, they wrote.
According to the traffic laws in Western Australia, horses are ridden on roads, nature trails, paths and footpaths in the same way as vehicles.
This not only means that they have the same rights and obligations, but it is illegal to drive under the influence or to drive without care and attention.
Traffic rules in South Australia also regard horses as a vehicle, meaning that rides are subject to the same traffic rules as drivers.
For those in New South Wales, people can be accused of riding a horse while under the influence of alcohol or other medication.
The laws in Queensland are pretty strict, with one woman in Logan who discovered the hard way last year when she was arrested for riding her horse at a drive-through bottle shop.
Charmaine Maguire had crossed the limit four times when she was riding her horse Skippy and carrying red wine in a bottle of fruit juice in June last year.
When the staff refused to serve her at her local Logan City Tavern, the police arrived and informed her that riding her horse was the same as driving.
The laws in Queensland are pretty strict, with one woman in Logan who discovered the hard way last year when she was arrested for riding her horse (photo) through a drive-through bottle shop
The maximum penalty for driving under the influence of an animal is $ 4,000 or 9 months behind bars in Queensland, but does not include a driver's license.
In the Australian Capital Territory, riding an animal in a public street or place under the influence of alcohol can result in a $ 5,000 fine or six months behind bars.
While most states have laws that specify that you ride a horse while under the influence, the Victoria Law outlines the leadership of a & # 39; carriage & # 39; while you are drunk.
& # 39; Drunk with a carriage & # 39; Violations date back to the time of horse-driven carts and seem to have not been updated since.
However, the police in Victoria only have the option to breathe in motor vehicles, so riders can be free.
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia that although people cannot be tested for breath before riding a horse, they can be arrested because they are drunk in a public place.
NRMA has warned that riding in all states is subject to traffic rules, this also means that people on horseback must adhere to the speed limit and not use a phone while driving.
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