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Driving into Paris.What sticker for diesel cars?

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OK, well maybe the cash is used to offset the cost of free public transport on the days when pollution levels are particularly high. As to Europe coordinating the sticker system, do you mean one sticker per vehicle per year that's then valid across the continent or one for each country so that you'd have to get 8 if you are a Swede driving to your holiday home in Portugal? Ed

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2 hours ago, David Williams said:

I actually think that it is a good idea, it is a shame that Europe can't create consistent rules for the stickers.

Don't want to go political but this is one thing you would think the EU could do for the good of all, everyone claims to want to cut down on pollution, so there should be no arguments with it.  Each country could use the stickers as they see fit but there would be a universal standard of identifying vehicles.

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Well the engine classification system (Euro x) already exists and when I bought my supposedly-clean small-capacity petrol-engined car in 2015 I had to pay a financial penalty while the garage was still selling diesel-powered cars with a government bonus due to the fuel lobby despite experts warning of the dangers. I have therefore already paid for all the damage I'm likely to do. Why not just stick a 'Euro 6' badge on the car in the factory and be done with it? Ed. 

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We've had our CritAir sticker for a few years now, as we infrequently go into the zone in Paris, Lyon, & Grenoble. A mystery to us, is that we've never noticed any warning signs or understand how our sticker is scanned, if at all. But it does no harm to get one, just in case, and even if you don't intend to go into the restricted zones, you never know when you might take a wrong turn or be diverted.

Same with IDP & green card. We've go 3 trips coming up this year, during which it's possible that we'll be away when we suddenly leave the EU with no deal; it could happen just about any time, but people are misinterpreting the extension as meaning that's the date we'll continue to be a member state, but it isn't necessarily the case. 

Make sure you use the official site to obtain your sticker. 

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6 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

Well the engine classification system (Euro x) already exists and when I bought my supposedly-clean small-capacity petrol-engined car in 2015 I had to pay a financial penalty while the garage was still selling diesel-powered cars with a government bonus due to the fuel lobby despite experts warning of the dangers. I have therefore already paid for all the damage I'm likely to do. Why not just stick a 'Euro 6' badge on the car in the factory and be done with it? Ed. 

The government have really messed up the car tax. The new 3 band system means you pay as much for a VW Up as a large family car, offering absolutely no incentive to choose a smaller or cleaner engine. The exact opposite of the action that needs to be taken.

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15 hours ago, penguin said:

The government have really messed up the car tax. The new 3 band system means you pay as much for a VW Up as a large family car, offering absolutely no incentive to choose a smaller or cleaner engine. The exact opposite of the action that needs to be taken.

Don't forget the new system only applies to vehicles registered on or after April 1st 2017, and the new rates consist of a sum which you pay on first registration, and thereafter the 3 bands apply, which as you say apply to all  petrol & diesel vehicles regardless of emissions. The first 'on registration' rate would be £135 for a VW Up, and £170 for a Golf. But after the first year they would both pay £145. The only incentive is to get an electric car from now on, or use a vehicle registered before April 1st 2017, where the rates are still based on emissions & engine type.

 

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If and when they enforce it,the Brits will be the first to get there collar felt by the police in France.i know people will stick up for the French but I have driven around Europe for many years now and without doubt France is the worst country for Brits to be pulled by the French police.if you are in a British reg vehicle it is like having a huge flashing light on top saying pull me Iam a brit.sorry about going a bit off topic but be rest assured Iam right.

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I have just received my sticker, for now I will just keep it in my glove box in case we go into a zone.

It took just under 2 weeks to arrive, however the 'invoice' which has a temporary sticker was sent within a couple of days.

Note that the barcode shows the car details including VIN which is a shame as we will be switching cars later this year and will be keeping the number plate !

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8 minutes ago, David Williams said:

Note that the barcode shows the car details including VIN which is a shame as we will be switching cars later this year and will be keeping the number plate !

Yes, but that's logical as the other vehicle may not fall into the same category so it can't be transfered between vehicles but presumably can between owners unless it specifically shows your name. Ed. 

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1 minute ago, Cabin-boy said:

Yes, but that's logical as the other vehicle may not fall into the same category so it can't be transfered between vehicles but presumably can between owners unless it specifically shows your name. Ed. 

No Name, the barcode just contains the model name, VIN code, reg number plus a few other bits. The only thing  printed on the sticker is registration number.

I think if put on properly you would need a new one if you replaced the windscreen as well, however there is an option for covering the sticky bit with plastic (for bikes) which makes it a bit more reusable and means that it possible just to put on the windscreen if needed.

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They shut a load of roads in Edinburgh to all cars yesterday because of the level of pollution apparently it’s going to be common occurrence on Sundays.

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Those who have the Crit'air stickers for Paris and other cities might just get the chance to put them to the test this week. With the forthcoming heatwave, pollution levels are expected to peak and some cities will ban certain categories of vehicle or limit access on an alternating basis depending on whether your number plate department sticker is an odd or even number (in the past many Parisians used to make sure their two cars were registered in different neighbouring departments just to get around this situation). 

Those on holiday in France may also notice that the traffic on Saturday is calmer than usual. Traditionally the last weekend of June/first weekend of July (depending on when the dates fall) is one of the big getaways for those with very young children not yet in school and for those with children who have just completed their secondary school exams (planned for Thursday and Friday this week). They either go on holiday as a family or take the opportunity to drop their offspring with grandparents or friends in the countryside or at the beach for a couple of weeks until they can all go away on the 14th July. Yesterday the minister for education announced that the two days of tests would be delayed until Monday and Tuesday next week due to the expected temperatures, thus throwing people's plans into confusion. Children obviously can't skip the test but can re-sit them in September if they have a valid excuse (like a medical certificate or a family funeral etc but presumably not a fortnight in Cap d'Agde). I doubt we are going to see mass protests at the decision as the French are too busy queuing up to buy portable electric fans at DIY stores or making sure they have enough bottles of Pastis to see them through the apocalypse. However those with pre-booked trips and flights etc might well start complaining and the situation could become tense. 

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Got the Crit ter sat on the windscreen so I'll be able to restock the Pelforth and avoid Armageddon...our hosts have thoughtfully reduced the hot tub down to 34 degs to cope...😁

  As always in France it will be followed by mahoosive thunderstorms😢🙈

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Paris, Lyon and Annecy have now implemented the sticker system to limit access to certain categories of vehicle and Strasbourg will do so from tomorrow. I believe only those with 0, 1 & 2 will be admitted. Ed. 

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2 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

Paris, Lyon and Annecy have now implemented the sticker system to limit access to certain categories of vehicle and Strasbourg will do so from tomorrow. I believe only those with 0, 1 & 2 will be admitted. Ed. 

I expect that will be extended quite rapidly in the near future..haven't seen many attached to local cars though.. thankfully not much pollution,so far, down in rural Nouvelle Aquitaine 😁..paradise here

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According to this evening's news, three hundred fines were issued this morning in Paris for those who decided to ignore or didn't know about the new restrictions. Many decided to flout the law as they were driving company vehicles (often old diesel vans) and their boss would get the fine. Ed. 

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On 28/04/2019 at 10:52, David Williams said:

I don't think that they will be making money, they have to pay people to process it. 

It only cost €4.21 including postage.

I actually think that it is a good idea, it is a shame that Europe can't create consistent rules for the stickers. 

The French love a good sticker....

For the 75th D-Day, Calvados invented a system of stickers needed to travel in and out of a secured secured zone bounded by the RN13, (see seperate post on this site) As they had done for the 70th where I understand  the system worked very  well. However nobody briefed the Gendarmerie re the modus Operandi of the sticker system. Chaos ensued as the Young Flic(s) on duty at closed road crossing points within the secured zone would not let you passed unless you had a sticker. Needless to say the locals all blamed Macron. And when the Gendarmes said non went home instead of to work. even though the a sticker was not needed, and difficult to get, our local Mairie  refusing to issue unless you said you needed to travel into and out of the secured zone.which is what the published rules said.

We walked with 300 others in the footsteps of 47th Royal Marines Commando who Liberated Port En Bessin,  Walking from Asnelles to the port, the official coach carrying a large amount of walkers from P en B to asnelles  was late for the start of the walk but those aboard did eventually catch up.

Great system Not.!

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As from tomorrow, and as a result of this week's heatwave and restrictions, the Parisian authorities have decided that henceforth all vehicles with stickers 4 & 5 will be banned from central Paris from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.paris.fr/actualites/nouvelle-etape-crit-air-des-le-1er-juillet-2017-4834&ved=2ahUKEwie6tfr55HjAhWlBGMBHaBRBh0QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2ofpjnv4-i1_SRCneROEa2

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In the interests of research you understand I had a check of parked cars in a large shopping centre (don't ask)..in St Junien yesterday to see how many cars had Crit Air stickers..Wow..if they want to raise some serious cash down in Limousin they should have a crack down..The only ones I found were on quite new cars and found one with a group 3..

    The vast majority were not showing any stickers at all....Mind you the Gilet Jaune were very strong in this area, so maybe the authorities have decided to beat a retreat🙊🤣

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Just now, Cabin-boy said:

Running low on Merlot by any chance? 😀 Ed. 

Thankfully not and we get that from the Cave in St Sornin...no this one was down to Mrs P....need I say any more😭😂😂

   And yes it was pricey 🤑🙈😬

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The heatwave is back and so are the driving restrictions. Stickers 0-2 are OK but certain cities, such as Paris and Lyon, are banning the rest. Ed. 

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DONT APPLY THROUGH THE CRIT-AIR.FR WEBSITE.

Use the https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/ official government web site. crit-air.fr is a scam charging 30 Euros for the vignette which costs 4.21 Euros on the government site.

I followed the crit-air.fr link in an earlier post and blindly clicked on the online-store tab and just assumed that the price had increased. More fool me. 

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