February 19 2013.

The French Minister of Interior has announced an indefinite delay on the fines for motorists and motorcyclists who do not carry a breathalyser kit with them. Previously, it was decided that fines would be issued from 1 March 2013.

Currently, all drivers in France, including motorcyclists, are required to carry a breathalyser kit and the ‚ā¨11 fine would have been applicable to all road users, except for those on mopeds.

Anyone driving in France is already required to carry a warning triangle and a fluorescent safety vest to use in an emergency. Additionally UK motorists and motorcyclists must display a GB plate.

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said: "The law for carrying breathalysers will no longer be enforced through fines, but in order to comply with the law you must keep a breathalyser kit in whenever you're travelling to or through France."