This was first brought to notice on this forum by Maryr in February, before it hit the statue books. I quite frankly couldn't believe such a stupid bit of legislation could do so, but then I found the statute had made it in March.
There was certainly nothing in the supermarkets in Creuse at that time, despite reports from elsewhere in the country that they were. Not having seen them, I found that Halfords in the UK had sourced a supply of NF marked devices (2 in a box), so I got them whilst on a short visit. More expensive mind, typical rip off Britain.
They should be available on Outillage St Etienne trucks if one is in your vicinity. We had their booklet through this week in the publicité, and they are not expensive.
It just makes me seeth
that yet again the motorist is penalised for carrying something unneccesary in the car that has a limited shelf life.
I and my former colleagues of the police who are living in France are truly amazed at the mentality of this non-sensical legislation.
If you drink, don't drive.
If you drive, let the gendarmerie supply their own tubes or kit to test you, which they will.