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Steve Farrell  says:

French breathalyser fines postponed

Fines for not carrying a breathalyser kit in France have been postponed until March next year. The on-the-spot fines were originally due to be in force by November 1 this year. Motorcyclists and drivers caught without a breathalyser kit will have to pay €11 (£8.90). Moped riders are exempt. Motorists are expected to use the breathalysers to check that they...

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

Phew, that's all right then

So all I need to carry is my original license, insurance, V5C, GB sticker or plate, lights adjusted to the right, a warning triangle, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, hi-vis reflective vest, spare bulbs, glasses if I wear contact lenses, 4 reflective stickers on my helmet, smash my GPS or phone if it has any speed camera info on it, oh, and pay whatever bullshit "fines" the Euro Dredd stitch me up with, on the spot, in cash Euros, or have my bike impounded, no excuses, no appeal.

Just so we're clear.

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Oct 10

Posts: 10

redcatchris says:

Or to be even clearer:

Just obey the traffic laws of whichever country you want to ride in. Or stay at home and grumble into your copy of the Daily Mail.

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:


Just get the ferry to Belgium and go straight to Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc and totally avoid the place.

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Aug 05

Posts: 7

grahamtpage says:

Well said Rogerborg ...

Far too many conditions to fall foul of the law. France is a s**thole anyway, who'd wanna go there. Like rlf3 says, visit a nicer country of your choice.

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Aug 03

Posts: 55

DaveyM says:

Me and the wife travelled to Normandy last month for our last trip to France, the powers that be are making riding over there a pain in the arse with their do's n don'ts.  We plan on getting off the ferry, turning left and get out of the country asp.

Unfortunately getting to Ostend by ferry is a non starter, with the travel to Harwich/Felixstowe plus the time the crossing takes makes no sense when we're 45 minutes from Dover.

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Mar 11

Posts: 66

Vortex1952 says:

French;British;German etc

The problem is not only the French, the root of the problem are POLITICIANS, these people don't have enough to do in their work and start thinking about BS ! Our society now think they can control everything and everyone with new laws and fall in this ridiculosity new laws.....Vote better that is the solution!

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Aug 02

Posts: 2752

spondonste says:


There is now a ferry from Ramsgate to Ostend and I used it on the bike earlier this year. I really enjoyed it as it had real old world charm.


I agree with others in that I no longer go to france when going to the continent because of draconian traffic legislation being introduced there and expensive road tolls.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:


Spot on mate,its not just a case of nothing to do either,The way to climb the political ladder is by having a thing ! something to bang on about and convince the world it is needed they dont even believe it themselves most of the time but it gets them noticed,look at old mary whitehouse she was famous nationally for just moaning about whats on the telly,utter bollocks but it made her famous.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

Damn surrender monkeys, these stupid vehicle laws combined with the road tolls, and the fact that france is full of french people... well i guess they can do without income from tourism

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Dec 11

Posts: 11

kharli says:

also they are 1 euro each from many french autopart outlets


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