Be careful, it starts on Saturday 28th December! The sale of alcohol, gasoline and fireworks is regulated in Côtes-d’Armor to prevent any risk of accident at New Years.
A prefectural decree of Friday 27th December 2019 regulates the sale of alcohol, gasoline and fireworks, in Côtes-d’Armor, in order to appease the New Year’s evening.
From tomorrow, Saturday 28 December, the retail sale of petrol in cans or in bottles is prohibited from 10 a.m. until Wednesday 1 January at 8 p.m. However, we can continue to buy “products specifically intended for the supply of heating appliances.” ”
In addition, the sale of takeaway drinks from the 3rd to the 5th group is impossible from Tuesday 31st December at 6 p.m. until the next day, 8 a.m.
No alcohol on the public highway
Even the consumption of these alcoholic beverages is prohibited from tomorrow at 6 p.m. until January 1 at 8 a.m. on the public highway. According to state services , these concerns :
- 3rd group: non-distilled fermented drinks and natural sweet wines: wine, beer, cider, perry, mead to which are added creme de cassis and fermented fruit or vegetable juices containing 1.2 to 3 degrees of alcohol, wines liqueur, basic wine aperitifs and liqueurs of strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants or cherries, not more than 18 degrees of pure alcohol,
- 4th group : rums, tafias, alcohols from the distillation of wines, ciders, perry or fruit and not supporting any addition of gasoline as well as liqueurs sweetened with sugar, glucose or honey at a rate of minimum 400 grams per litre for aniseed liqueurs and a minimum of 200 grams per liter for other liquors and containing not more than half a gram per litre,
- 5th group : all other alcoholic drinks.
For fireworks, their sale is prohibited from tomorrow at 10 a.m. until January 1 at 8 p.m. This concerns category F3 and F4, firecrackers and rockets presenting a medium to high danger but also pyrotechnic articles of categories T2 and P2 (parachute rockets.)
To justify these restrictive measures, the prefecture of Côtes-d’Armor announces that it wants to avoid that “the holidays are mourned by the occurrence of accidents and to prevent possible disturbances to public order. ”
The decree is applicable to all the municipalities of the department.