A breathalyzer for everyone. In France.
So this is how the new French government is planning to finance the new “pensions at 45 and manna for everyone”-policy?!?!
From 1 July 2012 on, every driver in France needs to have a breathalyzer in his/her car.
And from November 2012 on, the French police may require you to pay 11 teuro if you haven’t bought a breathalyzer or two before crossing the border. Plus, they will earn money by not having to have a breathalyzer on them.
“So how do you say ‘Alkoholtest’ in French?” I ask Heike, who’s in the same French course. “Well,” she hesitates, “you say ‘gluck gluck’ and pretend you’re putting something into your mouth. They’ll know, ze French.”
Luckily, I don’t need one when riding a bike. Not yet.