The green sticker on the windshield will soon be history. Here’s how long it will be mandatory before it disappears.
With the new reforms driving license, many changes will take place. This is the case of the green sticker which will soon disappear from windshields.
The green sticker undergoes driving license reforms
Car insurance knows major changes. In fact, the traditional green badge will no longer be required to attest to your valid insurance.
Since January 2024, the legal minimum age to pass the driving license is intended to be lowered to 17 years. This eliminates the requirement to be of legal age to drive alone.
This measure, welcomed by many individuals, therefore allows candidates to present a census certificate. As a replacement for the certificate of participation in the Defense and Citizenship Day to register for the permit exam.
These changes therefore concern those who will be 17 years old in 2024. But also candidates for accompanied driving having obtained their license before the age of 18 in 2023.
Following obtaining the license at age 17, obtaining a gray card for the purchase of a vehicle is necessary. With the signature of a parent or legal guardian for unemancipated minors.
Regarding car insurance, young drivers 17 years old are thus treated like those who obtained their license one year earlier. However, the subscription must be carried out by a legal representative.
Paper that disappears from windshields
Despite fears, young drivers aged 17 will not pay more than their peers. They will thus be subject to the same rates depending on their choice of coverage.
Furthermore, the famous green insurance sticker will therefore be replaced by proof of insurance dematerialized. Via the Insured Vehicle File (FVA).
This transition therefore aims to simplify administrative procedures, strengthen control car insurance. But also contribute to the preservation of the environment.
Motorists will therefore have no action to take. It is the insurer who will take care of everythingand in the event of a change of insurance, the information will be transmitted to the FVA within 72 hours.
In the meantime, in the event of an inspection during this period, a memo will will thus be delivered as proof of insurance. It is therefore important to keep it in the event of an accident to facilitate subsequent procedures.
The date of removal of the green sticker known
After the announcement, on December 9, 2023, of the permanent removal of the green sticker, some French people received a new one. Which may lead you to wonder if it This is an error.
In reality, your insurance company is not wrong. This sticker remains mandatory for the start of this year and it is important to note that the removal of the green sticker does not mean that your vehicle’s insurance is no longer mandatory.
Indeed, as MAIF points out, subscribing to a liability guarantee minimum civil service therefore remains an obligation for all motorized vehicles. The main difference lies in the checks carried out by law enforcement.
Until April 1, 2024, the green sticker therefore remains in force and must therefore be displayed. Anyone with a motor vehicle must therefore continue to place it on his windshield.
Failure to comply with this obligation may result in result in a fine of 35 euros. With the possibility of an increase of up to 150 euros in the event of an infraction. You should therefore not remove the green sticker prematurely, as you risk being fined if you fail to present the badge.