Motorcycles built pre-1999 banned in pollution drive
If your motorcycle is a pre-1999 model and you’re thinking of riding through Paris sometime soon, you might have an issue – and a hefty fine to contend with for good measure.
Starting 1 July, motorcycles built before 1 June 1999 will be banned from entering Paris between the hours of 8am and 8pm in an attempt to cut a massive spike in air pollution across the city after tests found the capital’s air quality dropped lower than that of Beijing.
Parisians who have cars built pre 1997 should head to a car dealership before July 1st. You may ask why this is happening now, the city of Paris has experienced. The city’s air quality dropped lower than that of Beijing.
Going forward, vehicles driving through Paris will need to display a coloured sticker to identify which emissions group they fall under, as part of an agreement reached between the City of Paris, Group of Transportation Authorities, and Minister of Environment. Those that fail to comply with the new ruling will be hit with a fine of around £28.
The enforcement of the ruling comes just four years before the city of London introduces similar regulations in 2020, which will see the banning of bikes and cars which do not meet emission requirements, more of which can be found here.