Drivers in France must now carry two breathalyser kits in their vehicles to avoid an on the spot €11 fine.
The new law came into force on 1 July but foreign drivers have been given a grace period until November
The new law aims to bring down the number of people killed in drunk driving. More than 4,000 people are killed every year due to drunk driving in France.
The drink-driving limit in France is 50 mg of alcohol content in 100 ml of blood whereas it is 80 mg in the UK. Carrying a breathalyser will enable drivers to test themselves whether they are above the specified limit of driving a car.
British tourists will be thoroughly checked for the kits once they step into French soil, warn the French police.
The kit will be available at terminals while crossing France which would cost between £1 and £2.
Your QBT Team