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(CS) Luxembourg's automobile club ACL has taken matters into its own hands, and has written directly to French President François Hollande asking him to re-think the French breathalyser law.
The ACL had previously condemned the French regulation as a money making scam, after the French producer of the NF-certified ethylotests had almost doubled prices for the disposable alcohol tests.
According to the ACL, the regulation requiring cars not registered in France but merely travelling through to carry the breathalyser was against the Vienna convention on the equipment of cars, and was also quite simply proving impractical in everyday life.
Reconsideration ahead of November 1
With Luxembourg so close to France's border and with many people travelling to the Greater Region on a regular basis, the ACL asks the President to consider options better suited to reality.
These include allowing breathalysers certified by other European countries, or reconsidering the requirement for foreign cars to carry the ethylotests altogether.
The ACL therefore appeals to the President's “good sense” to review France's position ahead of November 1, when the law foresees punishments to come into effect for not carrying an alcohol test on board.