A sticker called 'Crit'Air' is mandatory for all vehicles if they want to enter a French 'emergency low emission zone' (ZPA) (in cases of high pollution events) or a French 'low emission zone' (ZRC).
The emergency low emission zone in the metropole region of Lille will be activated in case the NOx level is higher than 80µg/m³. The prefect then decides which vehicles are banned. This will most likely be vehicles with 'Crit'Air' sticker 5 and possibly 4.
Vehicles with 'Crit'Air' sticker 5 and possibly 4.
Emergency Low Emission Zone
The emergency low emission zone (ZPA = zone de protection de l’air) of Lille extends all over the metropolis of Lille, on an area of 648 km². It comprises 89 municipalities and has 1.14 million inhabitants.
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There are stickers called "air quality certificates" (Certificats qualité de I’air) which are mandatory for French and foreign vehicles.
For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Stickers for foreign vehicles can be bought in English, French, German or Spanish. These stickers can be bought by those outside France. Please allow enough time for delivery.
In times of high pollution events certain vehicles won't be allowed to circulate.
Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on.
Manual by police
If you drive with a vehicle that does not meet the required standard these fines apply:
cars: 68€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 180€
HGV and buses 135€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 375€!
Yes. There is a national law, based on the classifications of vehicles shown in the table below.
Low emission zone stickers are mandatory for French vehicles and cost 3,70€ plus an additional cost for postage (0,48€). For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Foreigners can buy their stickers here.
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ZPA (zone de protection de l’air)
For additional streets closures see the traffic and closure on the Paris website.