All drivers in France must carry a breathalyser kit from July 1, 2012 and from November drivers and motorcyclists risk a €11 fine for failing to comply.

Cardinus Risk Management is offering ‘NF-approved’ (the norme Francais standard) breathalyser kits from just £3.50 plus post and packing. A twin-pack, recommended so that you can use one breathalyser and still meet the legal requirement to carry one, costs just £4.99. Larger quantities are available for fleet operators who wish to provide them for all drivers.

To order or for more information about the new law and the Cardinus breathalyser kits, call Cardinus on 01733 426015.

Marcus Noble, Managing Director, fleet at Cardinus Risk Management said, “This new law could catch out British drivers visiting France. Many will be familiar with the need to carry a warning triangle and first aid kit. This new legislation is similar and we are pleased to be able to offer an inexpensive solution. Obviously, we would warn against drink-driving but carrying a pair of testers will help you to stay within the law.”

In France, if the level of alcohol in the bloodstream is 0.05 per cent or more (0.02 per cent for bus/coach drivers) there are severe penalties which can include fines, imprisonment and confiscation of the driving licence. These limits are much lower than the 0.08 per cent UK limit and could easily be exceeded by the unwary.

Cardinus Risk Management has been producing and supplying risk management services since 1995. Its customers include many of the world’s leading organisations, a large number of small and medium sized organisations and central government departments.

The Cardinus approach to effective management of occupational road risk is to provide an end-to-end service incorporating software, auditing, consultancy and face-to-face training as required.

Cardinus Risk Management offers a wide range of products and services, from online ‘Safe Driving Plus’ risk assessment and e-learning, in-vehicle practical training through to providing fully outsourced occupational road risk management services.

For more information about Cardinus occupational road risk management solutions call 01733 426015 or email or visit

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