Truckies can have their say on changes to Queensland's drink driving laws.
Truckies can have their say on changes to Queensland's drink driving laws. Max Fleet

Queensland set to toughen drink driving laws

IT'S a fear plenty of truckies have.

A driver who's had one too many drinks gets behind the wheel and loses control.  They crash into a truck and the consequences are devastating.

Well those who do hop in the driver's seat when they're over the limit are facing a future with much tougher penalties in Queensland.

The State Government released a discussion paper on Wednesday proposing major changes to the laws governing drink driving offences.

The paper proposes either entirely abolishing restricted work licences for drink driving offenders, or tightening eligibility.

It also recommends a mandatory online training course for first-time offenders and a face-to-face course for repeat offenders.

None of these recommendations are set in stone.

The public has until March 7 to have their say on the paper before they move closer to becoming law.

Truckies and other road users can read the paper and fill in a survey on it here.

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