France introduces in-car breathalyser

France introduces in-car breathalyser  - A new law will see French motorists convicted of drink driving being allowed to continue using their vehicles by fitting them with a breathalyser machine. The French  interior minister, Christophe Castaner has approved the move after a year-long trial of the scheme in seven French departments. The new machines will stop the vehicle motor from starting if the driver has been drinking. The moves gives courts the power to order drink drivers convicted of a first offence to install the breathalysers at their own cost, estimated at more than €1,300 to buy and install or €100 a month to rent, for a maximum of six months. This period could be extended to up to five years by a magistrate who can also impose a maximum fine of €4,500.

 

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