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The Crit'Air sticker comes into force in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble: scams and instructions for use

The Crit'Air sticker comes into force in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble: Scams and instructions for use

Peak pollution, no more alternate driving, make way for the new car sticker in Lyon, Paris and Grenoble.

This sticker called "Crit'Air" is a certificate that allows you to drive in restricted traffic zones (ZCR), under privileged conditions and to benefit from favorable parking conditions.

This "air quality certificate attests to the vehicles' compliance with different established classes (...) and their energy efficiency" (Yes Yes ! Energy sobriety !!) makes it possible to identify the least polluting vehicles. This concerns all vehicles as specified in the decree of June 21, 2016: car, light utility vehicles, two-wheelers, heavy goods vehicles, buses, etc.

These small buttons, must be affixed on the lower right part of the windshield or on the fork of the two wheels. No need to peel it off to make it your own, these thumbnails are secure and personalized (data-matrix system with flash code).

Real pass to circulate in the event of pollution peaks in the cities of Paris (from January 15) Lyon, January 16, 2017 and Grenoble (already in place), the representatives of the police will be able to identify you from afar thanks to the color code!

The detail of the classification and the codes of the different colours can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. To put it simply, the green dot concerns 100% electric and hydrogen models, and at the end of the ranking is the black dot for diesels over twenty years old.

Vehicles registered before 1997 and two-wheelers put into service before June 1, 2000 will be prohibited from driving during the week. The only exception concerns classic cars which benefit from a special registration card.

In Lyon the measure was taken by prefectural decision n ° 69-2016-12-12-002 of December 12, 2016.

From January 16, 2017, the prefects will be able to activate the new system of restricted traffic zones in France (ZCR) during pollution peaks. These zones define the categories of vehicles having the right to circulate between 8 a.m. and 20 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The crackdown will only come into force in two months. If you drive without a sticker in a ZCR during a pollution peak, it will be a 2nd class fine, namely: A fine of 35 euros (article L.325-1 to L.325-3 and R.411-19 of the highway code).

Warning: The sticker can be ordered on the internet and it is already the race for scams. The “Crit'air” website has just been pinned down by the Ministry of the Environment. They buy wholesale stickers from the official website and then retail them for 19,85 euros instead of 4,18 euros !!!

To have the famous sesame, there is only one site to consult www.certificat-air.gouv.fr.

And the site allowing you to make a simulation to find out which category your vehicle belongs to.

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