Connect with us


Traveller’s Perspective On Drunk Driving

Traveller's Perspective On Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is one of the greatest tragedies in western culture. Most people know somebody who has died as a result. Despite that it has a justifiably negative stigma, people continue to drive while they are under the influence of alcohol without worrying about the negative consequences. But receiving a DUI or a DWI can impact an individual for the rest of his or her life. If they are interested in world travel, their record of having one of these demerits can negatively impact or incapacitate their ability. If you are traveling somewhere such as Australia, you should understand the policies so that you can prepare and take the proper precautions.

Traveller's Perspective On Drunk Driving

Electronic Travel Authority

When you travel to Australia, there are a few documents that you will need to obtain. The most important document to obtain is an Electronic Travel Authority, or an ETA. They are required for entrance in Australia, particularly if you are visiting for a short period of time for a vacation or business visitor activities. (However, if you are traveling to Australia for work, you will have to obtain a work visa.) But if you have a DUI or any criminal record, it can sometimes take a long time to obtain an ETA. The process sometimes takes nearly two months. So before booking a flight, you should ensure that you allow an appropriate amount of time for your ETA to process.

Vehicle Rentals

When you visit Australia, you probably need to know that you will be able to rent a vehicle so that you can get around. The process is not much different from the process in the United States. You just need to be a licensed driver and be able to pay for the vehicle. But if you have a DUI, you may run into a few problems. Many companies will not rent a car to somebody who has had a DUI within the last four years. Prior to travel, ensure that you make the appropriate arrangements. Either contact a few companies, wait the appropriate amount of time or find a way to travel without renting a vehicle.

Long Term Visit

If you are studying abroad in Australia or you are planning to study abroad, then you cannot omit that you have had a traffic offense. The government could revoke your student visa if they discover that you had a DUI. So when you are applying for your visa, ensure that you state that you had a DUI in Form 80. When you are filling out the form, just check “Yes” in response to convictions and write “Traffic Offense.” If they ask for details, then inform them that you had a DUI.

The Character Test

When you visit Australia, you will need to take what is known as a Character Test, which is to say that you will have to inform them of all of your traffic history and criminal background. You will likely still be accepted (unless you have a substantial criminal or traffic record) but it will be delayed.

While having a DUI can have a lot of legal consequences and will create inconvenient situations, travel is still possible. You can still go to Australia and go to that university that you have always admired.


Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Home Improvement4 days ago

Things you need to do and think about before the renovation project

If you plan on renovating your home anytime soon, there are certain things you should check of your list before...

Health1 week ago

3 Things You Need To Be Doing To Look After Your Teeth

Many people don’t prioritise looking after their teeth, however it is so important as we only get one adult set...

Autos2 weeks ago

Car Care and Checklist for Road Trip

Are you planning a road trip across Australia? If you are, you must know that you couldn’t have chosen a...

Home Improvement2 weeks ago

Interior Design Secrets For Your Living Space

Interior design is not something that comes naturally to the majority of us. Figuring out how to pull a room...

How to Make SEO Work For You and Your Business How to Make SEO Work For You and Your Business
Business2 weeks ago

Office Building Maintenance You’ll Need To Take Care Of

Like other buildings, office buildings need to be well-maintained so that they are safe, comfortable, and pleasing aesthetically. To accomplish...

Lifestyle3 weeks ago

Text Messages Vs Sexting Apps – What is best for fun?

It’s no secret that sexting has become a popular way for people to get their kicks. But what’s the best...

Picture of Nike High Top Trainer Picture of Nike High Top Trainer
Lifestyle4 weeks ago

Hottest Trainer Brands for 2023

It’s time to update your wardrobe! As we get closer to 2023, it’s time to get the freshest fashion trends....

Lifestyle1 month ago

How To Have Great Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene should be a basic practice of everyone’s routine. Feeling healthy and clean is a direct response to great...

Business1 month ago

Protecting Yourself From Scams

As the world becomes more digital, unfortunately many people are using this as a way to scam hard-working people. There...

Marketing2 months ago

Marketing Tips For A Gym Wear Brand

When starting a gym wear brand, there are a few things you need to do and one of them is...

Business3 months ago

Why Is Quantity Surveying Essential in Construction Industry

Quantity surveying is an essential part of the Australian construction industry. It is the process of calculating and estimating the...

Home Improvement3 months ago

How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

No matter if you have pets or kids, maintaining your upholstered furniture is quite a challenge. Even though vacuuming it...

Business4 months ago

How Do I Find a Good Developer?

Finding a good bubble developer to help build your app or digital product can seem challenging. How can you choose...

Home Improvement4 months ago

When is a right time for home repairs?

Summer is a popular time for a renovation around the globe. While it is true that bright days and warm...

Top Alteryx Competitors Top Alteryx Competitors
Tech4 months ago

Top 15 Alteryx Competitors

The world has seen a tremendous rise in startups and new incorporations in the business world. Companies have great potential...