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    A new stupid rule when riding in France
    on: March 05, 2012, 04:51:27 pm
    March 05, 2012, 04:51:27 pm
    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: HOC Public Relations <pro@hoc.org.uk>
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    Subject: Personal breathalysers will be required in France

    You might want to pass this on to your members:
     
    "Although the new Hi-viz rules in France aren't due to be enforced until January next year, the necessity to carry a disposable breathalyser will be live from 1st July this year." :087:
     
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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 05:41:58 pm
    March 05, 2012, 05:41:58 pm
    Obviously someone in their government had too much to drink :112: and came up with a new law. It could have been worse, like having a similar law in the UK ... especially since I don't drink ...

    I think you can buy them on the ferry or terminal shops for a couple of quid.

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 05:54:24 pm
    March 05, 2012, 05:54:24 pm
    but you have to have 2 because when you use one you still need one

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 05:58:14 pm
    March 05, 2012, 05:58:14 pm
    *Originally Posted by Shaunomercy [+]
    but you have to have 2 because when you use one you still need one

    Paul
    I have not thought about it until now but the same would apply to the spare bulbs that you have to carry
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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 06:16:22 pm
    March 05, 2012, 06:16:22 pm
    To be honest, I think I'll take my chances and pay the ticket if stopped without one. I'd rather pay for common sense than bending over to idiocy. Spare bulbs and hi-vis however make sense to carry.

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 06:26:34 pm
    March 05, 2012, 06:26:34 pm
    i agree but the bulbs and Hi Viz being sensible but it's the compulsion I don't like. as the old MAG slogan used to say "Helmets YES compulsion NO"
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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 07:53:27 pm
    March 05, 2012, 07:53:27 pm
    Am glad the only euro trip I have planned which will go via France will be completed by June this year.

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 10:27:16 am
    March 06, 2012, 10:27:16 am
    *Originally Posted by maxincuk [+]
    To be honest, I think I'll take my chances and pay the ticket if stopped without one. I'd rather pay for common sense than bending over to idiocy. Spare bulbs and hi-vis however make sense to carry.

    I don't know if anyone else has more reliable numbers, but figures I've been hearing are in the region of 1000-1500 euro fine for not having one. Breathalysers are apparently 1 euro each ( no need to be concerned about the quality/accuracy there, then!).

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 10:59:06 am
    March 06, 2012, 10:59:06 am
    That would be very interesting indeed. I heard that is going to be something along 50-70 euro fine.

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    Re: A new stupid rule when riding in France
    Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 12:03:07 pm
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