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Breathalyser availability??

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Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi Folks,

We are due to take a road trip to the UK via Santander, but Brittany Ferries have some problems (IR) and have suspended services. They calmly state that one should drive to Calais where the Santander ticket will be honoured by the Ferry Services there.

Forgetting the extra 900 miles and nights in hotels etc, can anyone tell me if it is possible to buy the French-required breathalysers on the Spanish side of the Border on the E70 near Donostia St Sebastian???

Or in Lagos or Portimao???

Any help greatly appreciated!

Regards

Evil or Very Mad


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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:36 pm

- MadHorseman

Hi Folks,

We are due to take a road trip to the UK via Santander, but Brittany Ferries have some problems (IR) and have suspended services. They calmly state that one should drive to Calais where the Santander ticket will be honoured by the Ferry Services there.



I would check what they mean by honoured by the ferry services at Calais, I read this in the Daily Mail on Monday -

Brittany Ferries cancels cross-Channel sailings 'indefinitely' amid fears of more strikes.
Passengers due to sail across the Channel with Brittany Ferries this week are being forced to make alternative plans after the company 'tied up' its entire fleet to prevent further wildcat strikes by French workers.
It is thought around 8,000 passengers have been affected so far with hauliers - up to 3,000 lorries use the routes - also badly affected.

 

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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:59 am

We are driving back this weekend (again)

Get to Sevilla turn left straight through to Bordeaux then Le MANS - Rouen - Calais about 2300 klm

As for the B/kit we enter France early Saturday so will try and get one at a supermarket. Do not forget to turn off the speed cameras on your Tom Tom.

John


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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:16 am

If you are a member of AFPOP they can supply them from their office in Portimão.


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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:50 am

Are they law yet or is it November Plus is this issue being disputed in the Euro courts? Same as Spain saying 2 triangles are required.


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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:53 pm

Just checked the AFPOP site and it says 1st November onwards. Will still try and get some!

Thanks for assistance!


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Re: Breathalyser availability??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:40 pm

I read on another group [specializing in GPS matters] that you can buy the breathalyzer at any rest stop on the French highways, and if you get it at the first one you come to after entering France, that's good enough for the gendarme.

the 2 triangle law is in dispute, but they aren't very expensive; so why argue?

 

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