French Government makes breathalyser compulsory accessory for drivers
French authorities have warned UK drivers planning to travel to France that they face an on-the-spot fine of €17 if they fail to carry a breathalyser in their vehicle (kentnews.co.uk).
A breathalyser is the latest in a long list of items British motorists must ensure they have to avoid being fined by the French authorities. Other include a spare pair of glasses, spare headlight bulbs, a warning triangle, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, headlamp adaptors, a GB sticker and a florescent safety vest.
The requirement for drivers to carry a breathalyser has been introduced as part of an on-going programme by the French Government to reduce the number of road deaths in France.
Andrew Kelly, marketing and PR manager at DFDS Seaways which operates services between the UK and France, said: “Although the new law is not due to be implemented until the spring, and final details are still to be announced, we want to ensure our passengers are fully aware of the obligation to carry a breathalyser in their vehicles when driving on French roads and will be fully prepared.”
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