New French Law Makes Breathalysers Kits Obligatory For Drivers

23 April 2012 by Anna Staford

World Travel Insurance News

Travellers planning to drive in France need to be aware of a new law being introduced by the French Government in an attempt to reduce the number of car accidents.

Just as drivers in France have to carry a high visibility jacket and warning triangle, they will now have to carry a breathalyser. This is not a particularly expensive item, but one more thing to think about before leaving home.

The new law states that it is obligatory for all drivers in France to carry with them an alcohol breathalyser test kit at all times.

Drivers who are caught without a breathalysers kit will face a fine of £9 (11 euros).

The single-use breathalyser kits cost between around £1-£2 and will be available at ferry and tunnel terminals for crossings to France.

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