Breathalisers for France

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  1. Petros

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    Is it necessary to buy breathalisers for French travel that have bags attached to them or are the ones that comprise of just a tube ok? Anyone know of best places to purchase them please?
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    french breatherliser

    Hi i got mine from amazon on line Thanks Bernie :thumb:
     
  3. Petros

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    Thanks for that I am led to believe that they have to be "NF" approved
     
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    Bought mine at the local Halfords £4.99 for 2
     
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    We got ours in a 'tabac' in France but only after trying a lot of places as we toured.
    I was surprised by this.

    Wyn
     
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    the duty free shop on the ferry is where I got mine
     
  7. yodeli

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    Just buy it when in France , you'll find plenty everywhere for only 1,50 eur.
    You don't risk anything as it will only be fined on the 1st of November


    Amicalement

    Frankie
     
  8. spitfire

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    Well said Frankie :Smile: too many people in making a killing out of this and that does include the ferry companies! I crossed Plymouth to Roscoff and they were 7 pounds for 2 !!!

    You will not be fined till 1st November so please to not allow the scaremongers to rip you off . They do need to be NF but you can buy them here.
     
  9. Chris

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    I am not buying any.

    Why should I?

    I would rather pay the fine if I ever get stopped.

    Who do the French think they are imposing silly regimes?

    Tell them to stuff it:thumb:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Where did you say you were born ? Any french roots by any chance? If not... well be careful ... you start sounding like a frog :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Was told last week in France that it wont be enforced till November and there is a good chance that it wont be enforced then. Dont know how true it is.
     
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    Like your style.

    Let me know when you are next in court, I want to see you in action.
     
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    Yep me too. The law is the law in any country whether you like or not or even if you think it is silly !!!

    ps The French themselves are not that happy either so let them deal with their own laws. Is not anyone else's right to decide and certainly not folks from another country !!
     
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    I agree.

    I will take the 11 euro fine option though.
     
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    Hi
    Just a point somebody mentioned to me, if you are supposed to carry two, but are unfortunate to get stopped and use one, don't forget to restock has then you will be then liable to a fine if your rearly unlucky. Pete :thumb:
     
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    That's why it's daft. Perhaps you only get half the fine then.
     
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    Peter that is correct but let's not panic yet !! I live here and have in my vehicles but holiday makers do not worry . No fines till November and as I said don't be ripped off by the scaremongers !!!
     
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    I have to admire the true British tradition, obey.
    As soon as another country brings out a rule we are falling over ourselves to comply, that's good I suppose. Why can't we be like all the visitors and refugees to this country, just stick two fingers up and laugh. It is like the health and safety rules. I am begining to think they were created so the rest of the world could have a good laugh at us obeying them all when they just get on with life as normal.
    No doubt the French breathaliser law is an excuse for UK sellers to once again rip us off selling them. How can the price difference be so great, greed comes to mind.
     
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    Hi I am not going to France at the moment, we usually go Spain via Santander I was only stating what had been pointed out to me , it's like the A frames in Spain It doesn't matter to me I don't use one, but people are being fined and after November it will happen in France with the breatherliser it's easy money for the police. Pete :Sad::Sad:
     
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    YES
     
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