Toulouse joins five other cities Paris, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble and Strasbourg in requiring drivers to buy online a sticker that will enable them to drive in areas.
Drivers on the interior roads of Toulouse will have to display a sticker
The Crit'Air stickers come in six colours that denote how heavily polluting the vehicle is according to its Euro emissions standard, ranging from green (Crit’Air 1, electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles) for the cleanest, to dark grey/black (Crit’Air 6 mostly older, diesel cars) for the dirtiest.
Toulouse has recently introduced temporary speed restrictions on roads in the Haute-Garonne following rising pollution levels especially in when the weather is calm and still.
Both French and foreign drivers need to display a Crit'Air sticker and despite the application being possible online, it can still take 30 days for the postage of the sticker itself.
Although on completion of the online application an email is sent directly to you confirming you are covered and asks you to keep the print off in your car until the sticker itself arrives.
Fines of between €68 and €135 are in place for vehicles that don't display an appropriate sticker and/or for those vehicles that are driven in set zones when they shouldn't.