We are travelling to the Uk later this month via the tunnel. Yesterday we had an email message from them regarding the fact that we will be travelling at a busy time. Part of the email reads:
" In-car breathalyser
On 1 July 2012, a new legislation came into force in France. All
drivers of a motorised land vehicle, excluding mopeds, must possess a
digital breathalyser or an unused (and immediately available)
breathalyser kit which conforms to NF standards. This rule equally
applies to vehicles registered outside France. Only vehicles fitted with
Breathalyser Interlocks are excluded. Failure to carry a breathalyser
in your vehicle will NOT incur a fine.
Be fully prepared. Call into the AA travelshop, in our Folkestone Passenger Terminal Building, for all compulsory or recommended car equipment required for driving abroad."
Well: we have the kits but we thought that the law had not been promulgated. Good way to sell unwanted items though. In any case we are travelling from Calais...