This applies to anyone travelling through any part of France on their way to Venray (or anywhere else for that matter.)
Effective 1st July it becomes a legal requirement in France for all road vehicles to carry a working breathalyzer.
Single use breathalyzers should be available at the channel ports, they are also available through Amazon, E-bay etc. Please make sure they are 'NF' certified, they are not accepted if not.
The recommendation is to carry a minimum of two so if you use one you still have one to satisfy Monsieur Le Plod.
Whilst it becomes law on the 1st July, the police have been told not to impose fines (11 Euros) until 1st November, but is it worth the hassle of not carrying them?
Please also remember that failure to carry a hi-vis jacket for everyone in the car and also a warning triangle is subject to a 90 Euro fine.
Finally, both the French and the Belgians are using more and more speed cameras and these can lead to on the spot fines (you may well be escorted to the nearest ATM if you don't have the cash on you,) also the 130 kph limit on the French Autoroutes automatically drops to 110 kph if it is raining. Both countries speed cameras are not as visible as ours as they tend to be a dull grey colour, and, if you own a radar detector, bear in mind it is illegal to have one anywhere in the vehicle in France even if it is not switched on.
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