The French government has placed an indefinite delay on the imposition of fines for motorists who do not carry a breathalyser kit.
A fine of €11 was due to be imposed from March on all drivers in France, including those from overseas, who did not have a breathalyser kit in their vehicle. Now, the French minister of interior has said that, though the carrying of the kit is still required, there will be no legislation to enforce a fine for non-compliance.
The imposition of the fines had already been delayed from last November because of a shortage of kits but motoring groups, including the Institute of Advanced Motorists, still recommend that British drivers take one across with them if driving in France. The law applies to all road users apart from those on mopeds.