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    New Environmental rules in France
    on: May 31, 2018, 10.07 pm
    May 31, 2018, 10.07 pm
    Yet another new law for driving in France.  I'm preparing to go to France on 19th June,  when I notice that certain vehicles now need a sticker be allowed in certain areas.   Can anyone, I assume our French friends,  advise me on whether I should purchase an emissions sticker to avoid risking a hefty on-the-spot fine of €68 (£60).   

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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2018, 07.49 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 07.49 am
    I'd like to know more about this too,....and what about owners of classic/vintage vehicles, can't they do meets/tours anymore?


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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08.04 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 08.04 am
    Mate of mine just told me gloves also need to be CE marked now... big bucks on-the-spot fine if label doesn't display CE mark.

    Bikers are slowly being fined and legislated off French roads - if it's true!

    Maybe we'll have to by-pass France altogether and ride Belgium into Europe soon. :112:
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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08.20 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 08.20 am
    Yeah, it seems the French government has it in for bikers but their rules would not put me off travelling to / through France.  Making gloves, Hi-viz compulsory does not bother me as I usually wear them anyway.   If the rule states I need an environmental permit I will buy one.   I just don't want to buy it if it unnecessary.   I'm not planning to visit any of the larger cities but I have no definite route and may change my mind.   

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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08.22 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 08.22 am
    From the Royal Automobile Club ( RAC ) Web Site :

    As of January 2018, the stickers are currently in use in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Lille, Strasbourg and Toulouse. Between now and 2020, it is expected that some 25 areas will take part in the scheme, with the RAC anticipating Bordeaux and Rouen to join in before the end of 2018.

    Paris is operating a permanent scheme that applies to every weekday (not during the night or at weekends). Grenoble also has a permanent scheme, but at the time of writing it only applies to commercial vehicles). Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg and Toulouse currently have emergency schemes, meaning they can impose restrictions on vehicles if pollution is expected to reach a particular level.

    The Crit’Air initiatives applies to all cars, motorbikes and lorries and affects both French residents and foreign drivers - although if you have a particularly old car that does not conform to any emissions standards, you won't be eligible for a vignette and you won't be permitted to drive your vehicle during those times when restrictions are imposed.

    It is also worth noting that the Crit'Air scheme also applies to disabled vehicle owners.


    The Crit'Air "Vignette" ( Sticker ) can be obtained On Line here :

    Air Quality Certificate Service

    The application process needs information from your Registration Document ( V5C )
    Some fields on the form seem complicated - asking for information that isn't on your V5C,
    as these are included in the very latest motorcycles compliant with Euro 4 standards.

    Just include the information that you do have, and proceed with the application -
    which is what I just did - the Fee is 4.21 Euros - I have no idea yet how long it Will take to arrive !

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #5 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08.55 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 08.55 am
      At the start  of the  year the Crit'Air Certificate was only required in  a few major Cities,  for example
         Lyon,Paris ect, to enforce emissions control !  but was known to be adopted  eventually widely across
         France.     After applying      for mine on-line I  received it within 7 days    :047:
         I fix mine to the Bike using the `old' style Licence holder, which are still available online, don't risk
         just sticking on the screen   :138:   The Certificate stays with the Bike for `Life' even when sold on.
         Steve   :018:

       
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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
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    Re: New Environmental rules in France
    Reply #7 on: Jun 01, 2018, 10.43 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 10.43 am
    In years to come, when all petrol and diesel engines have been banned/become obsolete and we all have zero emission electric vehicles, what will they come up with to relieve us of some cash I wonder.