FranceDrivers in France must carry breathalyser under new law (karma: 1)
By TexanForever Comments: 21015, member since Thu Jun 10, 2004
On Mon Jul 02, 2012 09:10 AM
Edited by TexanForever (74535) on 2012-07-02 09:13:46
No sense in making police departments pay for breathalyzers. ... A new law requires motorists to furnish their own breathalyzers so the police can test them and make an arrest. ... Too bad they don't also have to furnish the cop with a pistol or truncheon for the arrest. ... Hollande is moving fast and doing a GREAT job! ... (more to come)
Drivers in France must carry breathalyser under new law
France hopes to reduce drink-driving deaths by making all motorists carry breath-testing kits in their vehicles
Press Association, guardian.co.uk, Sunday 1 July 2012 02.49 EDT
The breathalyser rules will apply to foreign drivers in France after a four-month grace period.
Drivers in France must carry breathalyser kits in their vehicles under a new law.
As of Sunday, motorists and motorcyclists will face an on-the-spot fine unless they travel with two single-use devices as part of a government drive to reduce the number of drink-driving-related deaths.
The new regulations, which exclude mopeds, will include foreign drivers from 1 November after a four-month period of grace. Anyone failing to produce a breathalyser after that date will receive an €11 fine.
French police have warned they will be carrying out random checks on drivers crossing into France via ferries and through the Channel tunnel.
The French government hopes the laws will encourage drivers who suspect they may be over the limit to test themselves, and will save around 500 lives a year.
The French drink-driving limit is 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood – less than the UK limit of 80mg.
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By frankthekulak Comments: 4232, member since Tue Dec 09, 2008
On Mon Jul 02, 2012 01:19 PM