Transport

Going abroad - France


Alcohol limits

Maximum blood alcohol content [g/l]

0,5 g/l

Standard drivers

0,2 g/l

Novice drivers (who have held a driving licence for (a) less than 3 years, or (b) less than 2 years if the driver – in addition to completing 20 hours of hands-on driving lessons with an instructor - has driven at least 3000 km over a minimum of 2 years, accompanied by an experienced driver, before passing the driving test)

0,5 g/l

Professional drivers (For bus and coach drivers the limit is 0.2 g/l)

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