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  1. Marvic

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    A friend . Was talking about E U residents in France .not having to carry breatherliser kits .if this so .can the police .prosecute . Us from England. ???he has a cottage in France.
     
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    No, without getting too complicated with all the history, the legislation is a dead duck. No need to carry them* the police have no powers to do anything if you haven't.

    *breathalysers that is, dead ducks are optional. :)
     
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    I'd just stick to what is recommended to carry by AA travel or C&CC. I thought I'd heard recently that instead of having to carry 2x it is now just 1x but can't remember where I heard it. At the end of the day is it worth the risk of listening to rumours.
    Sorry DBK was writing this didn't see your post. Nuff said then (y)
     
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    It's still a fineable offence not to carry one but can't be upheld as the law was put on hold indefinitely.

    No need to carry one anymore.
    You will not be fined, and even if you were it was only €11
     
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    The AA confirm that the fine has been suspended indefinitely

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/driving-abroad-whats-new-2012.html
     
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    I had two and used them to test myself before driving to be sure I was OK - very useful but as everyone says not required any more.
     
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    Not at all, crispy ones are one of life's great treats.
     
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    Fine is €14 for no carrying one I think but not carried out.
    I have one in each vehicle when the panic started but out of date now.
    So don't worry too much,unless Sarko gets in again of course!!
     
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    We have an Alcosense electronic one we carry as a matter of course. Nothing to do with the French legislation, merely preservation of one's self and driving licence wherever we are!
     
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    Hey Ho. More EU Cr***p!!. You would think they have nothing better to do?. But then "Fiddling While Rome Burns" so to speak IS what the EU is all about. That and political Trough Snouting!!. The EU budget had never been properly accounted nor approved since inception!!

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    Whilst I don't necessarily disagree, I'm lost as to the relevance to the now largely defunct breathalyser legislation which is specific to France? ;)
     
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    yep you will be banged up..never to be seen again:)
     
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    I know what you mean, but Hey!, It`s another opportunity to point out the uselessness of the EU! in general. At least as far as GB is concerned.

    Now see what you`ve done!. I am almost of on a "rant" again!!. I think I`ll just go and Make Breakfast! and cogitate on what to have for lunch, check on the output from the solar panel later too, Ah! Busy, Busy Life this retirement!!. :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:

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    That's the problem with retirement - you don't get a day off!!
     
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    DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE - SIMPLES
     
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    As above comments, the law was suspended when it was pointed out how ludicrous it was. (you must carry one at all times, so you had to carry two in case you used one. Therefore as you had to carry two at all times you would have to carry three etc. Also they had a finite shelf life so would have to be renewed to be in date).

    It is still on the Statute Books but common sense prevailed and the French Government have instructed that it not be enforced.

    We still have two in our vehicles because we bought them, in France, when the law was first discussed.

    Incidentally, Halfords are still selling them labelled as a legal requirement if travelling to France. I have pointed out their false information on several occasions but to no effect. From memory they are selling them at roughly three times the price in France.
     
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    Could not agree more, hence the Alcosense is used for the following day, to verify ability to drive after an evening of imbibing! (y)

    You can't be too careful... :cautious:
     
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    If the mirror does not start to warp and or melt when I breath on it in the morning that is good enough for me (y):D
     
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    I had two also, so got absolutly shitfaced to test it but could not read the result! The other one went in the bin. A Sarkozy scam !
     
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    He probably had shares in the company who made the devices?

    Pete
     

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