British drivers heading into Paris could be fined for not displaying an anti-pollution sticker as the French capital launches a new scheme to improve air quality.
British drivers heading to Paris on or after 1 April will have to order a sticker online and put it in their car’s windscreen. Any car caught without a relevant sticker will face a €68 (£59) fine.
Called “Crit’Air", the stickers are separated into six categories ranging from zero emissions vehicles to diesel-powered cars, vans and trucks.
A spokesman for the AA said: ‘All British drivers heading to Paris will have to make sure they have the Crit’Air sticker arranged before heading over the Channel. There are no exceptions, so it’s another item to add to your pre-travel checks.’
Any car registered before 1997 is now banned from central Paris between 8am and 8pm on weekdays, which is a softening of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s original position. After opposition from classic car owners, this restricted access has been agreed. The same applies to scooters and motorcycles made before 2000 and trucks and buses built prior to 2001.