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France expected to scrap law requiring drivers to carry breathalysers - RAC comment

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 15:52 BST

Following the news that France is expected to scrap its law requiring every driver to carry a breathalyser in the car with them, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis said:

“While the law governing drivers carrying breathalysers in France might be about to change, drivers heading across the Channel should still remember that the country has a much stricter drink-drive limit than in the UK – and anyone caught over the limit faces some very tough penalties.

“The best advice is to never drink and drive, whether driving in France or elsewhere. For any driver that still chooses to, it still makes a lot of sense to carry a portable breathalyser to check they are well below the relevant legal limit.”

The RAC Shop stocks driving kits that include approved breathalysers