Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All Motorists Must Carry a Breathalyzer Kit in France

Easy to Use Breathalyzer
As of July 1, 2012, people in France will be required to have a breathalyzer kit in their car, that goes for tourists too.

Alcohol is the cause of 31 percent of all auto accidents in France. That compares with 17 percent in England and 10 percent in Germany. Drivers caught without a breathalyzer kit will face a fine of 11 €. The law was enacted to make people more aware of their blood-alcohol level before driving. Perhaps, this will reduced auto accident fatalities. I sure hope so. However, the whole idea self-testing laws, such as this one in France, leaves me skeptical. Will the people most at risk for drunk driving actually use the kits? Of course, the real winners are the producers of the kits themselves. They stand to make big money. 

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