NF-Approved disposable breathalyser.
If travelling in or through France it is best practice for a driver to carry a disposable breathalyser. The double kit includes 2 x tubes and 2 x bags and come in a sealed packet
How do I read the result?
If the crystals are all yellow, the result is zero so you are clear to drive.
If the crystals are green below the line, according to the test you are under the maximum limit but you do have alcohol in your blood and your judgement and reaction times will almost certainly be affected – you should perhaps consider waiting a while and retesting
If the crystals are green beyond the line – you are definitely over the limit. DO NOT DRIVE!
When does the requirement come in to force?
It will be required that anyone driving a motorised vehicle (except mopeds or vehicles fitted with a built in 'alco-lock' device) on french roads will be required to carry a single-use breathalyser kit from July 2012, however, the police will not be starting to issue fines to anyone caught without the kit, until November 1st 2012
How do I know if the Breathalyzer is NF Approved?
Any device that is NF Approved will have the blue and white NF logo on the packaging. The supplier should also be able to provide you with an NF certificate if requested
Are there any other items required for travelling in France?
You should always check before travelling the current legal requirements for the country you are visiting to make sure you are complying.
Some items Shopfta stocks that you may find useful;
High Vis Vests - 1 for each person in the vehicle - code 4247
Headlamp Beam Converters - code 5251
Hazard Warning Triangle - code 4279
GB Magnetic Plate - code 5249
European Travel kit - code 5247
Road Atlas of Europe - code 5046
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