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Motorists do not have to carry breathalyser kit in France

News from France on an additional driving rule requirement was that from 1 July 2012 all drivers visiting France will need to carry a breathalyser kit in their cars including foreign holiday makers.

The French Government announced that failure to have the kit in the car would result in a fine and give police the right to breathalyse the driver without further reason or requirement.

However, as at January 2013 there seems to have been a Government U Turn. The rules have not been enforced.

For now at least, you do not have to search for the elusive breathalyser kit to carry in your car when driving in France.

For more information on this and other driving rules in France see our France Driving section.

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