Driving to France? Get up to date on the French Crit’Air Scheme ahead of your travel.
One of our customers, RAC, one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists have given an insight on the latest news on the French Crit'Air scheme.
'France has introduced 'clean air' windscreen stickers as a legal requirement in some of its cities, to identify a vehicle’s emissions levels and to, in some cases, restrict access in order to improve air quality.
British drivers heading to France are advised by the RAC that driving without a French 'clean air' sticker, called a Crit'Air vignette – which costs just over 3 Euros – makes them culpable for an on-the-spot fine of up to £117.
From 1 July 2019, diesel cars made earlier than 2006 will be banned from the roads of Paris. The ban applies on weekdays between 8am and 8pm to any vehicles carrying the Crit'Air 4 stickers and will affect light trucks, as well as some older diesel cars and motorbikes. This rule applies to all vehicles, including those from the UK. If you're caught in the French capital breaking this ban, you risk a fine of up to €68 for cars and motorbikes, or €135 if you're driving a truck.'
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