French breathalyser law: Don’t get caught out

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  1. andy foster says:

    i have just read the april 2013 issue of “The Camping and Caravanning Club” magazine and it states that the French Interior Ministry have accepted that there are problems with the reliability of the “alcotest” devices and that the fining of motorists who do not comply has been postponed indefinitely.

  2. Merrifields says:

    Instead of paying over the odds for breathalysers at the ferry ports when we were in St Valeray in May we tried to buy them at the local chemist. The counter assistant stated we did not need them until July and stated we were wasting our time buying one now. It was a real struggle (and in my broken French) to buy one and she certainly was not going to let me buy two! Again in July we were in Bretignolles sur mer, I went into the local chemist and the assistant stated in broken English that we did not need to buy any until November as we were tourists! We gave up. On our next trip I will dip my hand in my pocket and buy from the port!

  3. les c. says:

    don’t forget that from next year, speed camera warning devices(including satnavs with the feature). will be illegal too

  4. hazel kirby says:

    when you hire a car in France, are these breathalysers included in the package?

  5. Hi Alex,

    that’s exactly what we wrote above!

    But thanks for the comment anyway.

    Neil
    Caravan Guard

  6. Alex says:

    Hello Neil.

    You’ve put together a great post here. I think it’s worth noting – with the new driving laws in France, you’ll need to carry a breath testing kit when traveling on French roads. But be sure that it displays the “NF” logo on the packaging to ensure that it’s a model which complies with the new French driving laws.

    Best wishes, Alex.


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