The new french breathalyzer law came into force on the 1st July 2012 but surveys suggest that up to 6 out of 10 british motorist travelling to France are completely unaware of the new regulations.
Fortunately for them there will be a period of grace until 1st November. After that time the french police will be able to enforce fines of 11 Euros to motorist found to be without an approved unused & in date breathalyzer kit in their car. The other reason for the period of grace is that demand for the single use breathalyzer kits has outstripped supply, with breathalyzer kits in UK selling out rapidly meaning many motorists are having problems getting them in time.
The french drink driving prosecution level is lower than the UK’s
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