Motorists breathe easy as France delays breathalyser fines

Leon Poultney
Motorists breathe easy as France delays breathalyser fines
Motorists breathe easy as France delays breathalyser fines

The French minister of the interior has backed down on his plans to introduce fines for motorists who fail to carry a breathalyser upon their person.

The U-turn has come about due to a lack of kits available, although carrying a self-test breathalyser remains a requirement - there is just no legislation to enforce a fine for non-compliance.