When the news dropped on Monday that anyone caught drink driving can now lose their licence for three months, a few questions came to mind.
How many times have you had a few drinks one night, woken up the next morning and thought you were okay to drive but not been pulled over?
Or had a few glasses of wine or a couple of schooners at the pub with dinner and then driven home thinking, but not knowing for certain, that you would be under 0.05?
A few of us in the newsroom certainly asked ourselves those questions.
Most pubs don't provide a breathalyser machine, and the ones you can buy yourself tend to be a bit dodgy in our experience.
Now obviously it's the law and if you think you're over the limit, you just shouldn't drive. That hasn't changed.
Like everyone, we want the road toll to be zero. The statistics tell us that drink driving is killing people on our roads. Some 68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year. Drug-driving resulted in a similar number of deaths. So it's hard to argue with a measure that might bring this down.
For the people who have been affected by these statistics - those who have lost loved ones - no measure would be too harsh.
But will this hardline approach work?
Will punishing people who honestly don't know if they would be under the limit, stop those who already drive knowing they would be well over it?
It makes sense to have this sort of approach to using a mobile phone while driving.
Ten demerit points if you're doing it during double demerits - we say that's fair. Using your mobile phone at the wheel is a conscious decision. You know you're breaking the law when you do it.
And in a lot of situations, so is drink driving. There's no excuse for deciding to drive when you know you've had too much to drink.
But we wonder if punishing people by taking their licence for three months, which could cost someone their job, when they blow 0.051 is going to bring down alcohol related crashes.
People will disagree with this. Just don't drink, they say.
Time will tell if this makes a difference to drink driving statistics and injuries.
We hope so, and if it does we'll be more than happy to acknowledge it.