The environmental zone of Paris

The environmental zone of Paris
The first environmental zone ZCR (Zones à Circulation Restreinte) has been introduced already on 1st September 2015 in Paris. First of all only buses and trucks with a registration before 1st October 2001 were forbidden to enter the environmental zone.
Since 1st July 2016 no passenger cars and commercial cars with a registration before 1st January 1997 are permitted to enter the environmental zone because these vehicles obtain no longer a Crit'Air Vignette in combination with their registration date. This is also recognisable in the Crit'Air Vignette's Categorization List.

Prohibited entries into the environmental zone are applied, by the way, always from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm, although this is not expressively recognisable on the additional label.
Old buses M2 and M3 as well as trucks N2 and N3, however, are concerned by the driving ban from Monday to Sunday as far as these cars are registered before 1st January 2001.

The car driver who will not respect the interdiction will pay a fine of 68 Euro from 15th January 2017. The fines are higher for bigger vehicles, however, and administrative fee will be imposed, too, therefore a prison sentence threatens in case of a non-payment. For this reason the system of fines in detail is supposed to be observed strictly
Vehicles being registered abroad are subject to a transitional arrangement, by the way. They are allowed to enter the environmental zone of Paris without a Crit'Air Vignette until 31st March 2017.