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Driving in France dont forget your breathalyser

Driving in France dont forget your breathalyser

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2mad

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179 posts

85 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Just heard on the news that as from the 1st July you need to take your own breathalyser to France as a legal requirement,Thought it was April fools day sadly not. Personally i will just be taking my garlic and cross as usual.

Edited by 2mad on Saturday 30th June 11:15

DonkeyApple

23,094 posts

75 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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2mad said:
Just heard on the news that as from the 1st July you need to take your own breathalyser to France as a legal requirement,Thought it was April fools day sadly not. Personally i will just be taking my garlic and cross as usual.

Edited by 2mad on Saturday 30th June 11:15
I don't think it is enforced until Nov.

I've just bought one from Halfords. It's very small. They're going to be difficult to use pissed. biggrin

JnP

339 posts

63 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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It won't be enforced yet, that's correct.
There is also a national out of stock problem, so the French authorities should be compliant...

Cheers from France!
DonkeyApple said:
I don't think it is enforced until Nov.

I've just bought one from Halfords. It's very small. They're going to be difficult to use pissed. biggrin

ajp70

531 posts

92 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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They will be saying we will have to carry condoms next in case of fluid leaks whilst driving. hehe

Martin B Tam

103 posts

111 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Just over 2 Euros in Carrefour, don't get ripped off over here

Martin
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ShiDevil

2,213 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Isnt enforced till November and 11 Euro fine when it is enforced.

900T-R

19,849 posts

163 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Right, I'll bring along my own handcuffs and prison cell, too in case I intend to get arrested...

The_Edge

926 posts

112 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Another stealth tourist tax rolleyes

Quietlybonkers

12,744 posts

50 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Brothelyser??? Does one go via Montmartre to get to Le Mans?confused

Krustious

19 posts

48 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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So come November, you get stopped, fall out the car smashed, el'policio says " we have no breath-a-lizerio, there is a national shortage, where s yours." you slur, don't have one cocker! He slaps you with an 11 euro fine and you go on your way?

Brilliant! smile

ShiDevil

2,213 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Krustious said:
So come November, you get stopped, fall out the car smashed, el'policio says " we have no breath-a-lizerio, there is a national shortage, where s yours." you slur, don't have one cocker! He slaps you with an 11 euro fine and you go on your way?

Brilliant! smile
No, he slaps you with fine whether your drunk or not, if your drunk, your screwed even more!

Ribol

9,286 posts

164 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I worry more about what happens if I am caught doing 40kph+ over the speed limit, whilst on foreign (to them) plates yikes

RichB

36,053 posts

190 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Krustious said:
So come November, you get stopped, fall out the car smashed, el'policio says " we have no breath-a-lizerio..."
Why, is he Italian?

Ribol

9,286 posts

164 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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RichB said:
Krustious said:
So come November, you get stopped, fall out the car smashed, el'policio says " we have no breath-a-lizerio..."
Why, is he Italian?
Not French, certainly not Italian but I guess he could be Spanish hehe

RichB

36,053 posts

190 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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fluffnik

19,957 posts

133 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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RichB said:
Krustious said:
So come November, you get stopped, fall out the car smashed, el'policio says " we have no breath-a-lizerio..."
Why, is he Italian?
Nope, Spanish I think... silly

ETA: and slow!

blueg33

16,663 posts

130 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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How does this work, they say you need 2 breathalysers so that if the Gendarme makes you use one at the side of the road, you still have a spare.

So on a long trip, Gendarme 1 stops you and you use breathalyser, an hour later in a different area Gendarme 2 stops you and books you for only having 1 unused breathalyser. You pay your on the spot fine and Gendarme 3 stops you ...........

They are gonna rake in a fortune during next years Le Mans!


Ribol

9,286 posts

164 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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blueg33 said:
How does this work, they say you need 2 breathalysers so that if the Gendarme makes you use one at the side of the road, you still have a spare.

So on a long trip, Gendarme 1 stops you and you use breathalyser, an hour later in a different area Gendarme 2 stops you and books you for only having 1 unused breathalyser. You pay your on the spot fine and Gendarme 3 stops you ...........

They are gonna rake in a fortune during next years Le Mans!
They won't ask you to use your ones, they supply the ones they test you with on the road.

You are asked to carry them so you cannot say you had no way of knowing you were over the limit.

blueg33

16,663 posts

130 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Ribol said:
They won't ask you to use your ones, they supply the ones they test you with on the road.

You are asked to carry them so you cannot say you had no way of knowing you were over the limit.
Ok so you come out of Le Bistro, test yourself, you are not over the limit, you drive on and get stopped "Bonjour, show moi deaux breathalysers sil vous plait"....."Oh la la, monsieur only has une breathalyser unused, Monsieur et nicked"


Krustious

19 posts

48 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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blueg33 said:
Ok so you come out of Le Bistro, test yourself, you are not over the limit, you drive on and get stopped "Bonjour, show moi deaux breathalysers sil vous plait"....."Oh la la, monsieur only has une breathalyser unused, Monsieur et nicked"
Your French impression is better than mine... smile