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Poll: Should the UK government introduce compulsory breathalysers?

Law changes in France will soon introduce on-the-spot fines of €11 (£8.90) for motorists found to not be carrying single-use breathalysers. Riders and drivers will be expected to use the tests to make sure that they're under the legal limit. The move has brought outrage in France and derision in the UK, but withadvocates both sides of the Channel hailing it...

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Mar 10

Posts: 1049

bmwgs says:


so if you are drunk then you wont use one any way. just more money you need.

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Jan 09

Posts: 486

hairybob says:


I don't think the Gov need encouraging to introduce more unnecessary laws.

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Jul 09

Posts: 149

burningbush says:

the wrong end!

In my opinion this is tackling the problem from the wrong end. A)Reduce the alcohol / limit by half to 40mg mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. B)Increase the fines associated by 100% C)With the increased revenue from related fines/ alcohol taxes supply single shot breathalysers free of charge in pubs, restaurants & off licences etc. Alcohol and responsible bike riding simply do not mix, don't get me wrong I enjoy both........... but NOT together.

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Nov 10

Posts: 266

Homer40 says:


......You have missed this one, France has suspended its intorduction until next year, probably won't come in at all.

Does the UK need a similar law..............NO, who in their right mind drinks and rides? further more we don't want to copy the French as it is a waste of time and money anyway.

What next..........if your over the limit send your self a fine and a ban? Hmm no need for Police then!


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Feb 09

Posts: 84

brevav2 says:

More French (EU) nanny state draconian crap

Yet more French (with the EU in the background pulling the strings of course) nanny state bullshit, to control the masses and generate revenue to hand to the (w)bankers, This is a 'Dry Run' with a view to introducing it in each country, Opps i mean 'Member States,' i forgot, countries are being phased out to be replaced by 'Regions of Europe'    The next 'Bright Idea' will probably be all road users will have to supply their own person with a red flag next to walk in front of each vehicle,

Abolish the EU ASAP

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:

This is just my opinion......

If that's OK ????????????????? But, I think that the Police have No chance whatsoever of enforcing any more laws introduced by "utterly" out of touch with reality Politicians. Seriously, Think Mobile Phones, Smoking, Seat belts, Un-insured drivers, Drug Pushers/Takers, Re-offenders, Racist's, Middle lane hogging Halfwits... the list is endless ... in my opinion (if that's OK to express on this Site of course???????????)

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Aug 10

Posts: 66

muddybus says:


It will happen if bikers continue to think that it's ok to have a pint or two whilst out on a ride. If you can't wait until you're not riding or driving to have a drink, you have a drink problem.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:


Got to be honest i agree with snev.jesus.And yes you have every right to say your piece wether i or anybody else agree or not.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2769

spondonste says:


People aren't advocating drink driving! This is yet another potential driving fine for not carrying a piece of equipment which will serve no purpose at all. If you've drank then don't drive. If you drank the night before and need to test yourself you'll do it at home before you even get in the car. Fining people for not carrying a breathalyser is simply mindless bureacracy dreamt up by out of touch opinionate politicians hell bent on getting their name on any piece of useless legislation they can dream up.

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Aug 10

Posts: 66

muddybus says:


We dont take our responsibility as motorists seriously enough, and whilst the personal breathaliser is a way off in the UK, it will happen eventually. Its another way of raising revenue, albeit a small amount each time. They will cost more in the UK (everything does), so if on a £5 breathaliser kit, theres 90p tax, it'll instantly generate around £35,000,000. We need more european driving laws over here, but without the enforcement and education, it's just pointless.

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