The cars prior to 1997 may not be circular in Paris

paris-coches(2)Paris is one of the cities of Europe are more restrictive with their vehicles due to the pollution. The past year approved a measure that regulated the circulation of buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles registered before September 2001. Now it is the turn of the cars prior to 1997, as from 1 July this year may not be moved by the center of the French capital.

The ban will be in the ‘peripheral interior’ of Paris, the on weekdays from eight in the morning until eight in the evening. Not only will it affect these old cars, but that also included the motorcycles prior to may 2000. With this measure it has been estimated that will affected around 10% of the total registered vehicles in the city, a figure to keep in mind.

paris-coches(1)to carry out this regulation, the Group of Transport Authorities (GART) of Paris has created six licenses to classify the vehicles. The style of the labels of the DGT, each car will have a sticker in function of the polluter. All vehicles will have to carry this distinctive from 1 October 2016 or the opposite shall be fined, just like before 1997 from entering the city centre.

Initially, the fine shall be € 35, but later the number will increase. From 2017 the amount will rise up to 68 euros for passenger cars and 135 euros for trucks. It seems that Paris has the war mounted against the cars of a certain age. Some time ago the French authorities claimed that by 2020 they wanted to prohibit all vehicles prior to 2011. We will see how to resolve these measures.

Source – Le Monde