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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Effective July 1, all drivers in France will be required to have a Breathalyzer test kit in their vehicles.

The new regulation will apply to anyone driving in France. Starting Nov. 1, any driver who is not carrying an approved Breathalyzer kit in the car will be fined 11 euros on the spot, according to the website of the German auto club ADAC and the French newspaper Le Figaro.

One-time-use Breathalyzers can be purchased for about 2 euros to 5 euros at gas stations, supermarkets and apothecaries in France, according to the ADAC website. Currently, Breathalyzers are available for purchase in Germany primarily at apothecaries and via the Internet, according to ADAC.

In France, as in Germany, the blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per milliliter. According to the ADAC website, drivers in France who are found with a higher alcohol level face fines of 90 euros to 750 euros; drivers having levels above 0.8 per milliliter face a fine of up to 4,500 euros and/or up to two years in prison.

CorrectionFor most adult drivers in France, as in Germany, the blood alcohol limit is .05 percent. According to the ADAC website, drivers in France who are found with a higher alcohol level face fines of 90 euros to 750 euros; drivers having levels above 0.08 percent face a fine of up to 4,500 euros and/or up to two years in prison.

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