With "NF" approved breathalyser twin pack
Includes free standard delivery
About this product
Essential French Travel Kit for driving in France
- Hazard Warning Triangle
- Reflective Emergency Jacket (meets EN 471 standard)
- Magnetic GB Sticker
- Headlamp Beam Converters
- Twin Pack AlcoSense "NF" Approved Breathalysers**
- Canvas-style carry bag
France is a popular destination to drive to with over 3 million people using the channel tunnel alone each year*. But did you know that you can be fined for not complying with French traffic laws and regulations?
In addition to the compulsory documents that you need to take with you, to be compliant in France you will also need to carry a warning triangle, high-visibility vest and "NF" approved breathalyser** with a GB sticker attached to your car and headlamp adjustment so not to dazzle oncoming drivers.
If you are planning on driving in France then our essential French Travel Kit contains the compulsory accessories you need to comply with French traffic regulations and laws, including the "NF" approved breathalyser twin pack**.
Do you need a few extra items?
We have a range of additional items that you might need for your trip, from road atlases and maps for France and Europe, to travel guides, and other travel accessories such as car battery chargers, tyre inflators, first aid kits and bulb kits.
Advice on Driving in France & Europe
The traffic laws and regulations for driving in Europe vary from country to country, so if you are planning on visiting other countries while driving to or from France you should check the regulations before you travel. There are a number of documents that you must carry, in addition to the compulsory equipment, such as your vehicle registration document and insurance documents. You can check the requirements for each country in our driving in Europe online advice pages by clicking here
*Office for National Statistics online.
**January 2013 - Drivers in France have been required to carry a self-test breathalyser since July 2012 with enforcement by fines originally planned for 1 November but subsequently postponed to 1 March 2013. Now the French government has announced that the implementation of the sanction (fine) for drivers not carrying a breathalyser – a fine of €11 – has been postponed indefinitely. So you are still required to carry a self-test breathalyser when driving in France but there is no current legislation demanding a fine for non-compliance.
The original official announcement stated that one unused, certified breathalyser must be produced showing the French certification mark NF. The breathalyser produced has to be in date – single-use breathalysers normally have a validity of 12 months.
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