July 1st was the enforcement date for all vehicles in France to be equipped with an electronic breathalyzer.
More than 10,000 people a year are killed in drunk driving crashes in the United States.
In France that number is far lower, but it's gotten large enough that the government there has taken action.
Those who fail to do so risk the equivalent of a $14 fine each time they are pulled over.
Reaction in France has been mixed.
Supporters say the move could help save lives by keeping drunk drivers off the road.
“I find it absurd to be booked for that. But it’s the law, so I’ll be subject to it,” said Hamou Louachiche, 38, who still does not have a test in his car.
He believes that such tests would be more useful in bars or nightclubs.
Others however welcome the measure, saying it would reduce drunk driving.
We hear it all too often in the news where a car accident in phoenix has taken place and “alcohol is possibly a factor” in the crash. Many lives are lost on a yearly basis across the nation due to stupid drivers.
Is this the way to solve the drunk driving epidemic? There will surely be supporters of something like this as well as opposition. Whatever the reason being, if this won’t be the answer for drunk drivers, we surely need to find something.