French Breathalyzer Law July 2012

New French Breathalyzer Law.

From the 1st July 2012 all cars must carry a single use breathalyzer kit.

Buying a Breathalyzer Kit.

As stocks are initially likely to be limited it is advisable to order now.

Alcosense ALCNFTWIN French NF Approved Breathalyser (Twin Pack) 

Foreign travelers are not excluded from the law so it is important that you act now and purchase a breathalyzer before travelling to France. The single use breathalyzers are already being sold as an integral part of the Foreign Car kits by the big retailers. Whilst the law comes into force on the 1st July it is rumored that the Gendarme won’t enforce it until the 1st November. It is important than any breathalyzer kit you purchase is “NF Approved”

NF Approval is a process run by the French Government to standardise the quality of breathalyzer kits. Approved mannufacturers are given a certificate to prove their compliance.

The French government hopes that having a kit in the car will encourage people to test themselves before falling foul of the drink driving laws. The legal blood alcohol limit in France is 0.5 grams per litre. versus 0.8 grams per litre in the UK.





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