Driving to France this Easter? Display emissions sticker on windscreen – or face £117 fine 0

Display-emissions-sticker-on-windscreenThinking of taking the family to France for an Easter break?

Those thinking of making the short hop across the channel this month had better be displaying the correct emissions sticker on their windscreen; French police will be swift to slap a £117 penalty fee for those vehicles not showing the correct signage.

Several French cities – Paris, Lyon and Grenoble among them – now require most vehicles passing through their designated ‘environmental zones’ to display a window sticker that denotes their emission levels.

It’s intended the so-called ‘Crit Air’ scheme will help curb pollution levels. The sticker cost £3.60 (€4.18) and this includes postage to the UK.

Motoring groups have warned that the window stickers take up to six weeks to arrive.

The six categories incorporate the cleanest electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles (green sticker) to the most polluting (grey sticker). On days where the pollution levels are high, the dirtiest vehicles will be banned from certain areas of the country.

Drivers planning on travelling to France should purchase the stickers from the official French Government website at www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/

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