1st December 2011 at 07:52 #766506
As announced yesterday they wish to introduce a new measure to make it mandatory for cars to carry also “breathalyser(s)” by Spring 2012. This will also apply to motorbikes and scooters.
Details will follow- All is know that it will probably cost you a fine of € 10 if you have none.
May be they will have to postponed the application date, because, they need industry to step up the production, and trade to market these.
Also they will be increasing the number of fix radars in 2012 from 2 080 to 2480.
http://www.europe1.fr/France/Les-ethylo … es-841911/
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pomhorn1st December 2011 at 15:30 #1109034
So you have purchased a breathtest kit,had a few drinks and on testing yourself find your Ok to drive. Short while later stopped by the gendarmes and tested which then proves positive,followed by positive station test.
But be some sort of defence here, what you say.1st December 2011 at 15:32 #1109035
sorry,should read ” must be some sort of defence here”1st December 2011 at 15:56 #1109036
grahamParticipantJoined: 19 Jul 2003Location: Charente (16)Total posts: 489
It proves nothing having a kit in your car – it doesn’t stop you driving whilst over the limit. Even worse for me, I’ll have to buy one despite not drinking alcohol at all
Graham1st December 2011 at 16:06 #1109037
berrimanParticipantJoined: 30 Jul 2010Location: nr Lignieres 18Total posts: 353
Is this just a budget thing. Gendarmes no longer need to carry the kits, government no longer need to finance cost of kit. If stopped they make you use your own kit. Over the limit down to station for blood test. If you have no kit then a 130€ fine AND a trip to the station for blood test even if 100% alchohol free .1st December 2011 at 16:27 #1109038
andybearParticipantJoined: 08 Jul 2008Location: 15 CantalTotal posts: 81
I bet the kits are made by a company that the poisened dwarf has a financial interest in !!
The spelling probably gives away the great afternoon in the autumn sun with friends.1st December 2011 at 16:34 #1109039
Gist: More information on plans for 2012 to improve road safety –
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pomhorn1st December 2011 at 18:25 #1109040
tomdenneParticipantJoined: 29 Oct 2008Location: 58 La NièvreTotal posts: 4459
En 2012, les voitures devront être équipées obligatoirement d’éthylotest, sachant que le prix d’une paire d’éthylotest est de 1,5 à 2 euros.
En cas de non-respect de l’obligation, les automobilistes encourront une contravention de 1ère catégorie, soit 17 euros.
It’s no big deal. There was a bit of song & dance about the gilets and triangles recently but everyone accepts that now. The fine for not having those two is €135 so the new law is mild in comparison.
Tom1st December 2011 at 19:01 #1109041
cbpinetParticipantJoined: 25 Mar 2008Location: DordogneTotal posts: 917
do we have to carry the kits as from the first of january 2012? I must be living down a rabbit hole as this is the first I have heard of this new law.
kind regards cbp
(fellow farmers will get the pun on kits and rabbit holes!!)_1st December 2011 at 19:17 #1109042
Depends if january is spring1st December 2011 at 19:20 #1109043
mintyoneParticipantJoined: 03 Dec 2010Location: 63Total posts: 1029
Better pass it on to our friends and family coming over next year , they will be fair game round the ports
mr minty1st December 2011 at 20:25 #1109044
jolenParticipantJoined: 08 Jun 2009Location: 16 near ChabanaisTotal posts: 89
Something else for you car.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2011/12 … utiere.php2nd December 2011 at 08:30 #1109045
Unnecessary to try to buy breathalysers at chemists now!
They are sold out.
It is uncertain if you need one or more ( if the 1st person has a too high rate ) a second person would not be able to test themselves)??
There are bound to be sets available before the deadline in all shops. So keep cool and watch what you drink!
PS. You can test yourself with the MAAF app!
pomhorn2nd December 2011 at 08:43 #1109046
charentaisParticipantJoined: 05 Feb 2004Location: Ruffec, Charente (16)Total posts: 614
And watch out for fakes that will give you a misleading negative result….(Figaro)
Mike2nd December 2011 at 08:51 #1109047