Cheshire, United Kingdom (24th May, 2012) – DayInsure, a leading online provider of temporary insurance for cars, vans and motorhomes in the UK, comment on a recent law which states that drivers crossing the Channel will have to carry a portable breath-testing kit to take their car to France.
Approximately three million Britons take their car abroad every year, and the new law, which comes into force on July 1st 2012, is likely to affect drivers considerably this year as the holiday season approaches its height.
Anyone caught without the equipment will face an 11 euro (£9.20) fine. The breathalyser kits, costing up to £2, are expected to be available at Channel ports and will enable motorists to see if they are under the French limit of 50 mg per 100ml of blood.
“The new French rule is a genuine attempt to reduce the number of alcohol related-accidents,” said Neil Greig, the IAM’s director of policy and research.
Andrew Howard, the AA’s head of road safety, countered: “They are not a good idea, because a driver’s metabolism means that the alcohol level doesn’t peak until 45 minutes after drinking.
“You could pass a test in the car park after an agreeable lunch and then fail when stopped by the police three-quarters of an hour later. The only sensible advice remains if you drink, don’t drive and if you drive, don’t drink.”
A spokesperson for DayInsure commented: “We hope that this new law will help to reduce the amount of road accidents that take place in France. This law will only contribute to the ongoing campaign in Europe to make the roads safer for everyone.”
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