Company Car drivers driving in France: The Facts!
Are your company car drivers legal? Do your fleet drivers know that from the 1st of July it will be compulsory for all drivers to carry a breathalyser in their vehicle when driving in France? Not only that, but it can’t just be any old breathalyser, it must be certified to the French NF standard!
So how can you tell if your breathalyser fits the bill?
“The easiest way to tell if the breathalyser complies with the French legislation is to make sure it has the blue circular NF logo, the French equivalent of the BSI kite mark in the UK.” – Automotive Industry Digest
Automotive Digest also report a shocking statistic – half of motorists don’t know this, so it’s up to us to spread the word before fines and some arguments with the French police break out! Another fact we need to be clear on is that the legal limit of alcohol allowed in your system is lower than the one in England.
Legal limit in France – 50 mg per 100 ml of blood
Legal limit in England – 80 mg per 100 ml of blood
After recent drink driving campaigns and crack downs across the UK we wonder at RunYourFleet if we will see something like this in UK any time soon?