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fofeg101
25-06-2012, 14:40
It may have been mentioned on the forums and I've missed it, I heard a snippet on the radio saying motorists have to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles as from the coming weekend....anyone know more about it?

EDIT: I just found this on eBay:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/French-NF-approved-disposable-breathalyser-kit-/261037469996?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Mobility_Disabili ty_Medical_ET&hash=item3cc70bb12c.

donkey too
25-06-2012, 15:36
No you need to carry two in case you use one, you would then be breaking the law as you would not be carrying one.:)

BIG5108
25-06-2012, 15:45
just been all across france 2000 miles and took the triangle and hi vis jacket etc etc didnt see one police car!!
Motorcyclists have been told to wear Hi Vis jackets at all times and again not one wearing it.

frogijock
25-06-2012, 18:23
As from 1st July you are required by law to carry an * ALCOOTEST* (French spelling) kit in your vehicle, this has been delayed until 1st November as manufacturers cannot supply kits for the original start date.
Most supermarkets sell them altho I have been trying to buy some for the past month without success as they have been sold out.
I have been told you can buy them at the English side of the tunnel, don't know about the ferries, but assume the same for them.
Would advise buying 2 as you must have one in your vehicle at all times.
As for not seeing any Traffic Police, rest assured you will find them stopping all foreign registered vehicles at or near all arrival ports?borders.

groyne
25-06-2012, 18:42
Anyone know how much they cost, or is 5.45 about right? Being a freeloader I don't want to pay more than I have to.

witzend
25-06-2012, 20:30
Bought 2 recently for 3 euro in Le Clerc at Bollene

Firefox
25-06-2012, 22:06
In that case you should have three in case you use one. Then you will still have two, giving you a window to buy another one in case you have to use another one the following night thus leaving you with only one :lol-053:

fofeg101
25-06-2012, 22:40
I can see the purpose of having an alcohol level monitor built into the vehicle which disallows use of the vehicle if blood alcohol level is too high but what use are these perishing things?

John H
26-06-2012, 08:50
I can see the purpose of having an alcohol level monitor built into the vehicle which disallows use of the vehicle if blood alcohol level is too high

The problem with that is when a drunk gets his sober mate to blow into the meter before driving off.


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