Driving abroad

If you are thinking about driving to France, as of 26th January 2017, it is important to be aware of the ‘clean air’ windscreen stickers as a legal requirement to identify emission levels.

They have been introduced in Paris, Grenoble and Lyon so far. The stickers are formally called Crit’Air vignette and costs just £3.20 – driving without one can make you liable for an on the spot fine up to £117. They have been introduced as part of the effort to reduce co2 emissions in the larger cities. It doesn’t just apply to cars, but also motorbikes and lorries.

If you have an old vehicle which does not abide by emissions standards, you will not be eligible for the vignette and will not be allowed to drive during times where restrictions are in place.