In France, all vehicles must be equipped with alcohol tests.
Starting 1st of July 2012, in France is mandatory to carry alcohol test in vehicles. The French road code (Code de la route) stipulates, according to the French NF Decision (NFX 20-704), that on French territory, starting 1st of July 2012, it is MANDATORY to carry alcohol tests in vehicles. The regulation applies for both French citizens and foreign visitors, meaning that alcohol tests must exist in each vehicle, rented car, truck, bus, etc.
Disposable alcohol tests must be marked with “NF” sign and they can be bought from stores and gas stations. The products which are not marked with the prescribed certification will not be accepted.
The expiration date printed on the tests cannot be exceeded at the moment of the control. If an unused alcohol test is not carried in the vehicle, starting 1st of November 2012 this incident will be sanctioned with a fine.
BursaTransport Administration, by courtesy of Mr. Lucian Vlad, Fresh Food Logistic Srl