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Subject Topic: Have You Got The Right Breathalyser
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Message posted by CaddyClan20/6/2012 at 6:42pm
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Got ours locally for £2.55 (pk of 2).

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Quote: Originally posted by sunshinetours on 20/6/2012
Quote: Originally posted by FionaW1971 on 20/6/2012

I ordered ours yesterday, you have to have them after July 1st so I wouldn't risk not having them due to the ensuing drama fines or not!!  Remember to get a twin pack as apparently there is talk of them targetting us brits so if you get pulled on your way in through France you could also get pulled on your way out.  Yes on your way out you could buy one in the supermarket but I always think best to be prepared in advance in case it gets forgotten whilst on my hols!!  We never ever touch a drop when driving never mind with almost 1.5tonnes on our rear end!!


If you don't use them (we don't drink if driving anyway so would never use one) why would you still need two?

Those going to France before 1/11 simply need to buy one at approx €1 and job done

Same as high vis vests - you only need one for the driver (however i can see the safety aspect of having more than one if travelling with passengers unlike buying more breathalysers!)


Not sure I get you? If you are breathalysed by the police in France you have to provide the breathalyser so if you are stopped on the way through France heading to your destination you need to use your own breathalyser when they ask you take a breath test whether you drink and drive or not.  On your return you may be stopped again and asked to provide a breath test and again you would need to reach into your glove box and retrieve your own breathalyser to take the test.  All breathalysers must carry the NF logo.  Or this is how I understood it anyway - otherwise I can't really see the point if you haven't drunk which we wouldn't have wouldn't need to test.

Also AA say this:

The official text states that one unused certified breathalyser must be produced. We recommend that two single-use breathalysers are carried, so if one is used or damaged you will still have a replacement to produce.


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Quote: Originally posted by FionaW1971 on 20/6/2012
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Not sure I get you? If you are breathalysed by the police in France you have to provide the breathalyser so if you are stopped on the way through France heading to your destination you need to use your own breathalyser when they ask you take a breath test whether you drink and drive or not.  On your return you may be stopped again and asked to provide a breath test and again you would need to reach into your glove box and retrieve your own breathalyser to take the test.  All breathalysers must carry the NF logo

Also AA say this:

The official text states that one unused certified breathalyser must be produced. We recommend that two single-use breathalysers are carried, so if one is used or damaged you will still have a replacement to produce.




What nonsense, if stopped by the French Police and suspected of drinking, they will use a Police issued device. The whole idea of this law, is that if you think you are likely to be over the limit, then before driving you will use the self testing unit and if over not drive, however those that still drive will lose the excuse that they didn't realise they were over the limit. Not that it ever was a valid excuse in the eyes of the law.

The law is also very clear that you are required to have in the vehicle ONE unused unit. Why people keep saying two is beyond me. I have mine in the 1st aid kit and have a reminder set on my smartphone for one month before the expiry date of the unit, as I will never need to use it.

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Quote: Originally posted by GBpub on 20/6/2012
Quote: Originally posted by FionaW1971 on 20/6/2012
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Not sure I get you? If you are breathalysed by the police in France you have to provide the breathalyser so if you are stopped on the way through France heading to your destination you need to use your own breathalyser when they ask you take a breath test whether you drink and drive or not.  On your return you may be stopped again and asked to provide a breath test and again you would need to reach into your glove box and retrieve your own breathalyser to take the test.  All breathalysers must carry the NF logo

Also AA say this:

The official text states that one unused certified breathalyser must be produced. We recommend that two single-use breathalysers are carried, so if one is used or damaged you will still have a replacement to produce.




What nonsense, if stopped by the French Police and suspected of drinking, they will use a Police issued device. The whole idea of this law, is that if you think you are likely to be over the limit, then before driving you will use the self testing unit and if over not drive, however those that still drive will lose the excuse that they didn't realise they were over the limit. Not that it ever was a valid excuse in the eyes of the law.

The law is also very clear that you are required to have in the vehicle ONE unused unit. Why people keep saying two is beyond me. I have mine in the 1st aid kit and have a reminder set on my smartphone for one month before the expiry date of the unit, as I will never need to use it.

You missed off this part of my post: Or this is how I understood it anyway - otherwise I can't really see the point if you haven't drunk which we wouldn't have wouldn't need to test.

So no need to quite get your undergarments in such a twist as I've just mis-intrepreted what it was all about - hey ho!! Good job theres always a willing member to jump down your throat!!!!


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Quote: Originally posted by FionaW1971 on 20/6/2012
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So no need to quite get your undergarments in such a twist as I've just mis-intrepreted what it was all about - hey ho!! Good job theres always a willing member to jump down your throat!!!!




Well this subject has been covered on here so many times that it gets a bit boring when people keep going on about it and keep claiming you are required to carry two units etc.

Moderators ought to delete any new posts regarding this and make a sticky with the actual facts, instead of allowing people to continuously post incorrect information.

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Moderators ought to delete any new posts regarding this and make a sticky with the actual facts, instead of allowing people to continuously post incorrect information.
Why? Because you say so?!!  Sorry if its boring for you to keep correcting people - perhaps you should back off then!  It's an internet forum based on  member's views and opinions not a Government information site!

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Quote: Originally posted by FionaW1971 on 20/6/2012
It's an internet forum based on  member's views and opinions not a Government information site!



The reason moderators ought to delete any new threads regarding this subject, is because people continuously post the wrong information, which does not help other members. Therefore if the moderators posted a sticky with the correct information it would save all this nonsense and members would get the correct information. Which surely is what everyone requires!

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Message posted by Val A21/6/2012 at 9:08am
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It's a difficult one - but having seen all sorts of very misleading posts, I do think things like this should be the subject of a pinned thread which contains the correct facts - until they are 'common knowledge'.  I've seen all sorts of misleading stuff posted on other forums, and try to add the facts, but eventually you run out of 'zeal' and tend not to want to 'contradict' yet another wrong post.  However, if such posts are left on 'uncorrected' then the 'Chinese Whispers' start and the next poster quotes the uncorrected post as 'gospel'.


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GBpub

Exactly right.

To much wrong information gained from heresay can be more dangerous than helpful.

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Sometimes however its not what you post but how you post it. nothing wrong with correcting people in the right manner

Sticky would be good idea


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Message posted by FionaW197121/6/2012 at 7:35pm
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Quote: Originally posted by sunshinetours on 21/6/2012

Sometimes however its not what you post but how you post it. nothing wrong with correcting people in the right manner

Sticky would be good idea


Thank you, I'm always happy to be corrected - politely!

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