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    pomhorn
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    Location: Eure - ex Deux-Sèvres
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    Hi!

    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/

    Yours,

    pomhorn

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    #1109034
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    crewkerne
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    Location: vendee 85
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    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.
    What next.
    But be some sort of defence here, what you say.


    #1109035
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    crewkerne
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    sorry,should read ” must be some sort of defence here”


    #1109036
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    graham
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    Joined: 19 Jul 2003
    Location: Charente (16)
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    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 :cry:


    Graham

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    berriman
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    Location: nr Lignieres 18
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    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 :D:D .


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    andybear
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    Location: 15 Cantal
    Total 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.


    #1109039
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    pomhorn
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    Location: Eure - ex Deux-Sèvres
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    Hi!

    Gist: More information on plans for 2012 to improve road safety –

    Ici:French Link.

    Here:English Google Translation( can be quite approximate or even wrong).

    Yours,

    pomhorn

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    pomhorn

    #1109040
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    Location: 58 La Nièvre
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    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.

    :roll: 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.

    Tom


    Tom

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    cbpinet
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    Joined: 25 Mar 2008
    Location: Dordogne
    Total posts: 917

    Hi,

    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!!)_


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    crewkerne
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    Depends if january is spring


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    mintyone
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    Better pass it on to our friends and family coming over next year , they will be fair game round the ports


    mr minty

    #1109044
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    jolen
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    Location: 16 near Chabanais
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    Something else for you car.
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2011/12 … utiere.php


    #1109045
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    pomhorn
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    Location: Eure - ex Deux-Sèvres
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    Hi!

    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!

    Yours,

    pomhorn

    PS. You can test yourself with the MAAF app!

    http://www.simu-alcool.com/mps/index.html


    pomhorn

    #1109046
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    charentais
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    Location: Ruffec, Charente (16)
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    And watch out for fakes that will give you a misleading negative result….(Figaro)


    Mike

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    janes
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    Location: Gone
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    Another furious non-drinker here. :evil:


    The revolution is just a T-shirt away.... http://nowhereonthames.blogspot.com

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