French breathalyser

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  1. bobh

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    Just read in the Daily Mail ( so it must be true) from July the French authorities will require all motorists to carry a breathalyser kit in their car to prove they are driving within the limits of 50mg of alcahol.
    a fine if you don,t carry one, will be 11 euros. so think on all you continental travellers purchase one or two so you can test yourself, before you travel they are available on the ferries so they say.:Doh:
     
  2. Reallyretired

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    I will get 1 or 2 but don't expect to use them, after all I know whether I've had a drink or not, and I don't intend to drink and drive even if I'm under the limit. I will get them just to avoid the fine.
     
  3. yodeli

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    :RollEyes:... I am happy to know that at least some news papers will be able to tell me next May who is going to be my new president ... Just in case french newspapers would not know it !

    Ok ... just in case ... I am not saying this against you ... You probably didn't see the previous posts /threads about breathaliser .... so once more ... the law has NOT been voted yet , when it will ... I think I will know ... they will go on and on and on saying it all day long , just like they did for the yellow jacket.
    Now if it is voted , then it should be done in spring, as July is too far into the holidays to be in the french habits before they are on the roads to the beach :Smile::Smile:


    I will :shout: loud when the law is to be obeyed:winky:


    Amicalement

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    Thank you Frankie

    Thank you Frankie.. we know we can trust you to keep an eye on the issue for us all on the MHF...

    Pancake day today Frankie.. not crepe's but thicker bog standard ones .. with sugar and lemon... but then I have some nice Maple syrup from Canada to use as well... :thumb::thumb::thumb:


    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Well Bob, were having crepe's, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. June buy's them by the packet load from the Supermarket. The problem is that you end up eating the whole packet.
    Jim
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  6. yodeli

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    Sorry Bob ... forgot to send you the crêpes .... In fact there was no more as I've eaten them all to end with :Blush::Blush::roflmto:


    Frankie:RollEyes:
     
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    Don't worry Frankie, Sue made me loads

    Do not worry Frankie, Sue has made loads tonight.. even Ezzie was eating them.. she loves lemon, whatever has lemon in it she wants it.. Ezzie sat there drooling.. I was not far behind myself....

    Elcheapo .. Tesco's 7p yes 7p packets.. just add water and an egg..

    well used the pan again... looking forward to our June trip to get some of the French crepes...


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    Midday news: BREATHALYZER WILL BE COMPULSORY IN YOUR CAR ON THE 1ST of JULY


    So now you can buy them if you think you'll be on french territory at that time !::bigsmile:

    In order to have it on front page , do bump it now and then :thumb::thumb:


    HAPPY TRAVELS



    Amicalement

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  9. ShiftZZ

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    Frankie

    Does the law suggest that you have to have a 'specific' number of them?

    If the law suggests that you must have one, then you should carry at least two, if you carry one and then use it, you could be done for not having one,


    Dave
     
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    Thanks for the news Princess...

    Now we all know what the situation is, can anyone help me...?

    Am I really even thicker than I was told I was at school...?

    How does having a breathalyzer in your car do anything to stop drinking and driving?

    I just don't get it...:Doh:

    "I am not drunk officer... look... I have a breathalyzer kit here in my glove box..."

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Plus the fact that if you are teetotal and have even signed the ruddy pledge - you still have to have one. It's potty. :Doh:
     
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    Now Sedge dont be giving them ideas, Pottyalyser... Most on here are not even house trained.,..
     
  13. MikeandCarolyn

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    Prap's I'm a tads more cynical than you JJ-I think that this law could be a pre-cursor to increased breath testing in France which the authorities have decided should be funded by the motorist,and might even make a euro or two in fines.
    Of course,if you don't do anything to get stopped (unless they bring in random tests) you'll only need to buy the minimum required once.

    Mike.

    These are only my thoughts ::bigsmile:
     
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    So what you are saying is that it does nothing to stop drinking and driving?

    (By the way... and I am sure you know this already... they have lots of random police checks here in Portugal and Spain... not so sure about France though. You don't have to "do anything to get stopped" here to get stopped... just drive along the road...)

    JJ :Cool:
     
  15. yodeli

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    Don't know Dave . it was a very short announcement . I guess they will deliver the news slowly. Apparently everybody has reacted here as I tried to find 1 or 2 for Steve (Salopian) and i just can't find any:Eeek: . I have been in 4 different shops and same answer : "Sorry we don't have anymore and the maker doesn't even know when we can have some more !!"...

    Same thing about the fine, we don't know yet if it will be 17 or 11 euros. And finally i have been told by the owner of a petrol station that no one will be before the 1st of november .... But I want to hear this on news to be sure it is true !!

    That's all I can tell for now


    Frankie
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    Many in France too ! No need to be speedy or anything else , you can just be check because .... errrr..... you have a far too nice car :RollEyes::Doh:
     
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    My people tell me they have sourced some breathalysers and there is a possibility I might be able to let Funsters at Marjal obtain one or two at the going rate which will be...

    1 Fray Bentos Pie (Steak, Steak and Ale, Steak and Mushroom or Minced steak and Veg) for each 1 Breathalyser...


    Fair or what?

    No promises... waiting to hear from my Chief Buyer (French Division) as I type this... :winky:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Just to confirm what Frankie has said. There is an article in March issue of Caravan club magazine page 42.

    They consulted the legal department of Automobile club de France who advised it is just a proposal at the moment and if it does come in to law, it may only be for French nationals, not tourists. Vive de vin rouge.
     
  19. Hayleylulu

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    why can't we use a English breathalyzer:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  20. TheTwoOfUs

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    Perhaps I could ask Frankie if the law also applies to motorcyclists. Some of you may think the answer is obvious but there are certain laws that don't apply to all categories of road user.
     
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