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Breathalyzers to be installed in French bars?

According to a report in the New York Times legislators in France are considering the mandatory introduction of breathalyzers in late night bars and clubs after a spate of road accidents.  I'm sure this idea has been tried before in France (about a decade ago.) The result? People in nightclubs found a new form of entertainment... drinking even more before blowing into the breathalyzer to see who could get the highest readings!

Anyone who's lived in France (as I have) will know that drink-driving is rife. As a student there I was amazed at how my French friends thought absolutely nothing of driving home steaming drunk from the pub.

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