France gets tough on drink drivers

Following news of changes to road regulations in France, Alamo Rent A Car, has confirmed that all its vehicles will include breathalyser alcohol testing kits. In a clamp down on drink-driving, all drivers on French roads, including tourists, will have to carry breath test kits with them or face a fine. The move by Alamo Rent a Car, therefore, ensures its customers are able to comply with this new regulation.
From 1st July 2012, all drivers on French roads must carry disposable breathalyser kits with them. The measure allows drivers to test whether they are over the limit before they get in their car and aims to cut the number of road related deaths in France. Drivers found without a breathalyser in their vehicle could be fined €17.
“Alamo customers will be able to travel safe in the knowledge that all our vehicles have the necessary breathalyser kits,” says Neil Summerville, EMEA Franchising Director of Alamo Rent A Car. “Whatever the purpose of the trip, it’s important that travellers going to France or driving through it are aware of the new laws – and can comply.
“People shouldn’t assume that foreigners will be exempt from the laws, and that’s why all Alamo vehicles will have the appropriate kits, ensuring our customers can travel in France freely.”

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