France: Car insurance stickers to become a thing of the past

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The days of the mandatory requirement for all French vehicles to display valid proof of insurance is coming to an end on 1st April.

As of next month, drivers in France can say goodbye to the little green paper documents signifying proof of insurance that are affixed to the corner of their vehicles’ windscreens.  

Following the passing of a new law in December, a new tool called the Insured Vehicles Index – Fichier des Véhicules Assurés in French – has been established. It connects law enforcement with data held by insurers directly, allowing officials to gain a full picture of a driver’s insurance situation at the click of a button.  

Insurers will be required to continually update the system regarding insurance contract renewals or new policies for cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, scooters and any other vehicle that requires insurance.  

The traditional paper form of the carte verte insurance document will be gradually phased out, but insurers will provide contract holders with a document confirming that a vehicle is correctly insured for the rest of 2024 to cover the interim period between new contracts and renewals.  

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