France announces new measures against drink driving

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France announced a series of new measures to clamp down on drink driving, including a ban of sales of alcohol at petrol stations

   PARIS, February 15, 2008 - France announced a series of new measures to clamp down on drink driving, including a ban of sales of alcohol at petrol stations and compulsory breathalyser locks for repeat offenders.
   Prime Minister Francois Fillon said the measures -- which also include
2,500 new roadside radars and alcohol testers outside nightclubs -- are
intended to bring the number of dead on French roads down to under 3,000 a
year.
   People who drive under the influence and without a licence will have their
cars confiscated, while those convicted of more than one offence will have to
install an alcohol-detection device to their starter-motors.
   Similar breathalyser locks will be obligatory in school buses by the end of
2009.

AFP 

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