Breathalyzer

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  1. milpol1

    milpol1 Read Only Funster

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    Off to France next Friday, question...............Do I really need to purchase breathalyzer kits/.

    Thanks
     
  2. Techno

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    NO
     
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    Only if you really want to......... Not needed anymore. Another wonderfully thought through piece of French legislation that was ignored by the locals and subsequently canned.
     
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    NO... Not needed..
    AND just for fun if you see any for sale on the way to France at service stations etc, just look at the expiry date.. Bet you there are all about to expire..
     
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    Got chatting to a Brit on Le Shuttle who's lived in France for ten years. Said the Gendarmerie don't support it and don't stop people out of principle. So many people against it in France that you can't buy them in most places apparently :)
     
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    €6 fine for not carring one but the offence isnt enforcible so in effect no offence committed.

    I believe the French shelved the idea quite a while ago.
     
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    Shall I say it too???

    NO
     
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    Unless you go to Halfords, they still sell them in the "You need one of these if you are visiting France" section.
    Allan
     
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    NON NON NON....

    even though the Ferries may tell you that you need them, and want to rip you off by selling them at OTT prices.....

    Je dit, encore NON.....

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    And every AA Port Shop!(n)
     
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    I add another no to sensible replies

    but also admit to having just bought a alcosense breath tester on the back of another thread recently

    so having just found I am unfit to drive, am I also unfit to post :D
     
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    You sneaked on here to say that having already bade us farewell....................Mmmmm!:sneaky:
     
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    BB I may have failed a breath test but my watch still works

    posted here 20 minutes before bailing (y)
     
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    :reel: But you answered NOW!! GOTCHA!:D:LOL::)
     
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    this has now officially become a thread hijack

    sorry OP :D
     
  16. Bertie Bassett

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    Seconded!:D
     
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    Having lived here for 13 years,the answer is deffo a no,BUT,that could change if Sarko gets back in again but for now don't worry at all.
     
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    Do you still have to have them in Spain and Portugal?
     
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    Never did it was just a French fancy

    EDIT folly
     
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    the cynic would say the law was made by persons with an "interest" in the sale of them
     

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