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« on: February 23, 2012, 07:07:38 AM »

The French have come up with another wheeze to scam tourists. From November, anyone driving or riding in France must have at least one single use breathalyser on them-otherwise it's an on the spot fine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2104024/Now-French-say-holidaymakers-carry-breathalyser-kit-car.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Also, both France and Eire have passed the compulsory hi-viz law for motorcyclists.

Last month, the French introduced a new law banning satellite navigation systems that show the location of speed cameras.

Those caught can be fined 1,500 euros even if the device is not in use


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 07:27:44 AM »



Also, both France and Eire have passed the compulsory hi-viz law for motorcyclists.






Have you got any links to this nonsense by any chance?
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 07:37:38 AM »

I really didn't need a reason not to go back to France but now I have one just encase.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 07:46:46 AM »



Last month, the French introduced a new law banning satellite navigation systems that show the location of speed cameras.

Those caught can be fined 1,500 euros even if the device is not in use




That bothers me even more (well, as much as something that has no effect on my life can). Way to go, France! Don't extend even a bit of trust to your subjects.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 08:46:59 AM »




Have you got any links to this nonsense by any chance?


http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/radar-detectors-in-france.html
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 08:57:21 AM »

I enjoy French roads.

Where can I buy a breathalyzer?
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »

I guess any auto parts shop-price is said to be around £2 each-about $3
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 03:56:23 PM »



Thanks Papa
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 05:46:14 PM »

Are they targeting bikers only or is this also for all motorists?
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 08:08:07 AM »


Are they targeting bikers only or is this also for all motorists?


all motorists-except the hi viz bit
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 09:40:32 AM »

I think in the interest of fairness they should have to paint all cars dayglo yellow!  EEK! Crazy Lol
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 03:32:57 AM »

Loud breathalysers saves lives.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 03:46:26 PM »

Well, the French just lost our custom.  We're headed to Zurich on Tuesday and, leaving from near Wiesbaden, could easily hop off the A5 autobahn near Baden-Baden and drive through Alsace before crossing into Switzerland, a trip that has some appeal.  But in a rental car with who knows what opportunities for les flics to lighten our wallets?  Mais non!  

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 01:19:08 PM »

We had a long chat about driving in Alsace with our friends in Switzerland.  The business of the breathalyzer was news to them.  It's about a 90 minute drive from west of Zurich to France and, because of the lower taxes, it's an attractive place to buy stuff like bikes, etc.  Anyway, other than business of the not having GPS' capable of reporting speed cameras (but then that's not unique to France), none of this stuff seems to be showing up.   Shrug
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 12:27:49 PM »

OK....this shyte is getting out of hand with governments and revenue collection. I know, I know their country, their rules...thus why I will never drive in France. If I do I will ensure my Android app shows the speed cameras, fsck them.  Lol
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