Compulsory breathalysers for French drivers
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New legislation require drivers in France to carry two breathalysers per vehicle.
It was reported by the Times over the weekend that new laws in France will make it compulsory to carry two breathalysers in your car. From 1st November 2012 French drivers will incur a fine of 11 Euros for failing to carrying the breathalysers.
Drink driving on the continent
It is perhaps an over-used stereotype that French drivers are particularly prone to the odd glass of vino. That said in the 1970’s more than 16,000 people died every year in road traffic accidents in France, while the nation topped the alcohol consumptions charts with more than 23 litres supped annually per person.
Fortunately in recent years, the figures have improved drastically. Road deaths in France now stand at 4,000 a year. Simply drinking less alcohol has in some large part led to this significant decline. Most French road traffic accidents in the 1970s involved alcohol but, in contrast, the current French generation is said to drink half the levels of their parents. It is hoped that this new law will further reduce fatal accidents.
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