- Driving to Morzine. Kit you NEED
Just getting ready to drive to Morzine and found some odd things are required in the car. I’d expect people to know about hi-viz, warning triangle, first aid kit and bulb kit. However, I’ve been told I also need two breathalyser kits in the car!!!!
From July 1st apparently anyone driving on foreign plates in France will need these. I’ve also been warned by a mate in Switzerland that the French will be enforcing this strongly.
Not sure if it’s been done. Sorry if it has. But if it saves people a fine then its all good.Posted 5 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Not true Legend, I’ve been told they’re compulsory from 1st July. All the supermarkets here are sold out and we’re expecting a big enforcement by the French police. They might even be doing roadside checks when (shock horror) it’s not really sunny and they can show off their cool sunglasses.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
Is a 15e fine. If people are desperate, let me know and I can probably pick a couple up locally and post them over as every petrol station has them on the counter.
Considering I got pulled over two weeks ago by French customs and the police sit by the border constantly to pick up tipsy locals going home, I wouldn’t really run the risk for a couple of euros.Posted 5 years agokayak23Subscriber[b wrote:
Various web sources say-[/b]]The latest news on the french breathalyzer law is that, as was speculated , it has been now been confirmed that the new french law that requires motorists to carry NF approved breathalyzer kits in their cars from the 1st July 2012 or face fines will not actually be enforced by police until 1st November 2012.
I’ll pick one up from Halfords or something to be on the safe side but we seem to pay a premium for them round these parts.Posted 5 years agoventanariderMember
Now looks like you can’t have a satnav that informs you of speed camera locations.Posted 5 years ago
Severe fines and vehicle confiscated!saladdodgerMember
please be aware that any old breath tester will not do
In france they have lower limits than here in the UK and the approved breath testers must be NF[/u] approved
I bought several from Bricomarche ( a DIY chain) for 1€ each a month ago and they were selling like crazy with the locals.
If the locals are getting em we would be stupid not toPosted 5 years ago
€4.50 for a twin pack in ADAC shops. Nice markup. Quite a bit cheaper than Halfrauds.
Oh and these things have an expiry date too. So if you go there regularly, I’d consider risking the €11 fine and maybe pick one up at Carrefour every other time you visit, if you really want to cover your ass.Posted 5 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
Still find the spare headlamp bulbs thing funny as most modern cars are a right pain to even get to the lamps in ideal conditions, never mind the side of the road.
Mate has a Megane and the manual say take it to a dealer to change the headlamp bulbs!
I think the Hi-Viz thing is a good idea thoughPosted 5 years agoacehtnMember
Yeah them french cars design flaw, jack it up, remove the front wheel to access the hatch that goes to the back of the headlamp 🙂 think i watched them try to change the bulb on 5th gear.
Curious about these breathalysers, going on the price are they like the old ones, straw full of crystals and a poly bag ?Posted 5 years agounklehomeredSubscriber
Curious about these breathalysers, going on the price are they like the old ones, straw full of crystals and a poly bag ?
Yes they are. I’m interested as to what happens if you use it, find you are OK to drive (surely the point of the thing) and are then pulled over???Posted 5 years ago
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