Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Law change for drivers in French cities: mandatory emission stickers!


Windscreen stickers which show a vehicle’s emissions levels have become a legal requirement in several key French cities including Paris.

British drivers heading to the France capital are advised by the RAC that driving without a sticker – which costs as little as £3.20 – makes them culpable for an on-the-spot fine of up to £117.

Drivers of non-French-registered vehicles though, have been offered a degree of leniency – given until March 31 to fully comply with the Crit’Air initiative. An English language section of the government website responsible for stickers launches on February 1.

The Crit’Air initiatives require all cars, motorbikes and lorries to display a windscreen sticker relating to their green credentials. Exactly how are you meant to securely attach one of these stickers to a motorbike?...