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kwack750

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kwack750 says:

Riding in France

I am planning to ride to Le Mans for the Moto GP. I am told I need to carry 2 breathalyser along with spare bulbs, high viz vests etc.

Would you please inform me what the current French legislation requires.
Thank you 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Riding in France

Apparently brethalysers are required on bikes.  (I drive through France a few times a year so have just ordered mine.  £4 for two from Amazon)  You are now also required to wear at least 150 cm2 of relfective material.  Not sure on the law re bulbs but I always carry a spare set anyway when touring on my bike. 

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teamwindsor

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teamwindsor says:

france

why do the french insist you carry two breathalysers? Are they so cheap that if they stop you they make you breathalyse yourself rather than use theirs?

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kwack750

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kwack750 says:

France

Many thanks for your response, at least i now know where to get the breathalysers.

If the French add any more legislation for bikes we will need to tow a trailer to carry it all!!

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

teamwindsor

I believe that French law only states that you must carry one brethalyser.  However, if you are stopped by the police and have to use it you are then immediately illegal because, having just used it, you no longer have one.  Ironic eh?  So the advice is to carry two on the basis that, if you are required to use one you can afterwards continue your journey legally.       

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

i understand

that the requirement for 150 cm2 of reflective material doesn't become law until 1.1.13

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kwack750

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kwack750 says:

france

I have been search the internet and have found that the Breathalyiser does not become law until July 2012.Can anyone add more light on this.It may just be more sensible to carry a couple regardless.

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