breath test's in France

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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

    Oct 7, 2008
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    France drops breath test fines
    March 04, 2013
    France has finally dropped plans to fine motorists who do not have a breath test kit in their vehicles – but has left in place the law obliging them to carry the kits.

    If they have dropped the fines:Eeek: but has left in place the law obliging them to carry the kits:Doh::Doh: A bit double dutch what's the point in carrying the kits, if you are not going to get fined for not having them:Doh::Doh:

    Under the law introduced by the Sarkozy government last year, drivers and motorcyclists faced an €11 fine for not carrying a breath test kit. The law was due to come into full force on July 1, 2012 but the imposition of fines was delayed until November due to the shortage of kits.

    This November date was then further extended to March 1 and French manufacturer, Contralco, said it had taken on 160 extra staff to try to meet demand.

    However, new Interior Minister Manuel Valls had indicated he was sceptical of the value of the kits and asked the Conseil National de la Sécurité Routière to have another look at the plan.

    The CNSR said on February 13 that it recommended the carrying of a breath test in vehicles but in a decree published on Friday in the Journal Officiel the government annulled the sanction of the €11 fine.

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    So if you require any here is a GIFI link 31 in the Gifi catalogue to how much they cost in France with the NF stamp..cheaper than the boat you can find them a little cheaper if you look around 1.50 each
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  2. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    breath tests

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  3. wiljoy

    wiljoy Funster

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    The French government are much like ours. Make a law and change your mind, typical politicians. God help us if they cared about the public and had a brain.
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  4. ukbill

    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    i think if you was over the limit then by being made to carry the Breathalyzer you have no excuse that you didnt know you was over the limit the case would be you had a kit you should have used it to make sure
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