DFDS Seaways warns over French road safety changes

DFDS Seaways warns over French road safety changes

Leading Dover – France ferry operator, DFDS Seaways is highlighting the need for drivers to carry disposable breathalysers in their cars and motorbikes when driving in France.

The new law, made compulsory by French officials from July 1st, states that breathalysers will enable drivers to check whether they are under the legal limit before driving.

Drivers caught without a breathalyser in their car will face a €11 fine.

Chris Newey, passenger director, DFDS Seaways English Channel, said: “With the introduction of the new law we want to ensure our passengers are fully aware of the obligation to carry a breathalyser in their vehicles when driving on French roads.

“Passengers should be aware that the legal limit in France is 50mg per 100ml of blood, lower than in the UK.

“The breathalyser kits are available to purchase onboard DFDS Seaways ferries and we will continue to provide passengers with the opportunity to purchase compulsory driving equipment on board, so that drivers can ensure they are compliant with all French driving laws.”

DFDA Seaways is considered World’s Leading Ferry Operator by the World Travel Awards.