Car insurance: soon access to computerized data to replace the green sticker

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The small green sticker, mandatory for 36 years, could well disappear from windshields. Insurance companies believe it is no longer useful, as law enforcement now has direct access to computerized data.

It’s on all our windshields, but not for very long. The green sticker could soon disappear from cars, and drivers see it rather favorably. “It could be not bad, because we often forget to renew it“, says a motorist. The sticker, an insurance certificate, became compulsory in France in 1986, with a communication campaign in support. The French at the beginning were not always won over by the idea.

Even today, the vignette must be stuck on and visible, otherwise a fine of 35 euros may be imposed. According to the insurance companies, it is too expensive to send to each driver, and too easily falsified. Their federation therefore proposes that the police have direct access to the file of insured vehicles, via the license plate. “We have this file which is much more effective in the fight against fraud”, says Florence Lustman, President of France Assureurs. France is one of the last European countries to keep the insurance sticker.


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