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    old_boots
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    @csuttill wrote:

    anyone seen these kits for sale anywhere?? will they be sold in the major supermarkets or only the car parts places..

    Ta

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    csuttill
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    curtis
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    @b33jay wrote:

    @jaybob wrote:

    @curtis wrote:

    A “packet of three” will also have to be kept behind the sun visor, in case you get lucky :D

    What with the gendarme………….. :twisted::twisted::twisted:

    I’ve seen some very pretty gendarmesses…………..

    Those must be the catholic ones. I prefer, if pressed, les gendarmettes.


    "Je préfère pleurer dans ma Jaguar plutôt que dans un autobus" - F. Sagan

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    upsadaisy
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    @b33jay wrote:

    @jaybob wrote:

    @curtis wrote:

    A “packet of three” will also have to be kept behind the sun visor, in case you get lucky :D

    What with the gendarme………….. :twisted::twisted::twisted:

    I’ve seen some very pretty gendarmesses…………..

    There may be some “lady drivers” who would wish to be always prepared. :evil: And I have seen some gendarmes who arent too bad (or maybe I had the sun in my eyes? :lol: )

    Bloody stupid idea, the breathlysers – those who need it are those who would never use one!


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    sheridan
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    Surely these devices need to be calibrated?


    I will be secure in the grave - now I want adventure.

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    AnOther
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    Not calibrated as such nor acceptable evidence in front of a court but therein lies one of the major flaws.

    If the makeshift device which you have been obliged to carry, and presumably use, shows you to be under the limit but the Gendarmes says over are you really guilty of driving over the limit because to the best of your ability to tell you were not ?

    The only way to counter that would be for them to always err on the side of caution but that in itself is problematical because once people know that they will be tempted to have that last drink putting themselves closer to or over the limit utterly defeating the object of the exercise.

    Scarcely can there be a more poorly thought through initiative.


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    tempsperdu
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    Not seen them for sale locally yet, I would have thought the supermarkets would have been doing them as a big promotion if they were required from 1-1-2012

    And the initial reports in the press said that they would only cost €3-4 each, what sort is that? The link to the Amazon page gives details of devices costing a lot more. What is the minimum requirement?


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    stuagain
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    I think I read that the proposal is for vehicules manufactured in the future for sale in France to be fitted with an installation that inhibits starting the car if the analyser show an alcohol limit above the legal permitted. The sample must be given and be OK for the vehicule to be started. Something also to do with school buses being retro-fitted?

    Or am I, not for the first time, totally wrong?


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    stuagain
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    The link to school buses is in one of Pomhoms, about increased fines and radar warnings;

    “In addition, the alcohol interlock could soon become commonplace. As more and more school buses are equipped, the government could decide to generalize to other vehicles.”


    I'll soar like an eagle rather than cower with the crows.

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    berriman
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    This must be a non starter without the device detecting the drivers DNA.

    Scenario=== “Oi mate I’ve had a glass off wine with lunch, I’ll give you 5€ to breath in this tube so that I can start the bus”


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    mangetout
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    Someone told me that it is now a legal requirement to carry one of these in your car. Are they having me on?


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    curtis
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    Already well discussed here.
    For the moment , no. Law not finalised yet.


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    mangetout
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    @curtis wrote:

    Already well discussed here.
    For the moment , no. Law not finalised yet.

    Thanks Curtis. It’s just that a few motoring sites are stating that it’s now law and I thought I’d better check.


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    greatuncle
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    I heard April 1st if it goes through. I’ve bought some anyway just to be on the safe side, 1€ each in Norauto.

    But don’t forget to take off the radar warning facility on your satnav. It’s 6 points and a 1500€ fine!

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    noisetieres
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    Hi
    Have been reading the blurb on the new laws and would like to know what is the situation regarding radar warnings kits.

    Is this specific to those devices you buy for that purpose or does it also apply to standard GPS – I have a navman – with the radar warnings built in?

    If it applies to navman – is there an option to turn it off and how would they know???

    All seems very confusing ….


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