Air Quality Certificate

As of February this year, France has introduced ‘clean air’ windscreen stickers, as a legal requirement in three of its major cities (Paris, Lyon and Grenoble but may be expanded to more towns in the future), to identify a vehicle’s emissions levels.

We are advising all of our Licensees to make your customers aware that driving without a France ‘clean air’ sticker, called a Crit’Air Vignette- which costs as little as £3.20 – makes them culpable for an on-the-spot fine of up to £117, if they intend to drive into any of these cities.

The stickers are available online on the official Crit’Air website but can take up to 6 weeks to be delivered, so please factor this timeframe in when advising drivers and applying for the certificate.

Key points about these stickers:

  • From 31 March 2017, all eligible foreign-registered vehicles must display an appropriate sticker, or face a fine, if entering Paris, Lyon or Grenoble
  • To obtain a sticker, please visit the official Crit’Air website.
  • Please be aware some other sites are offering stickers that are non-official and more expensive, so VRS advise to use the above site only.
  • Stickers can take up to 6 weeks to be delivered
  • Fines between €68 and €135 (between £59 and £117) are in place

3 day driver licence check code limit extended to 21 days by DVLA

Category: Legislation

On 8th July 2015 Driving Licence Paper Counterparts were replaced by HM Government with an online service allowing the access and sharing of a drivers history by the generation of a single use check code for drivers to send to car and van hire companies.

Initially the requirement was to restrict drivers to providing their details to vehicle hire and rental companies within a three day window of collecting the vehicle, but no earlier.

However, the resulting queues at vehicle rental desks and industry feedback has persuaded the DVLA to extend the validity period of the check code generated to 21 days for motorists to share their driving licence details – making it easier for customers to arrive prepared for their car rental pick-up.

As of this date paper driving licence counterparts are no longer issued with the photocard driving licence and existing paper counterparts are no longer accepted as valid documentation of the driver history.

Please go here to see the 4 easy steps access your driver history online.

Expanding our Fleet

FVTH has grown to a fleet size in excess of 400 vehicles and has expansion plans currently being implemented to grow further, in an effort to be able to supply our customers with the right vehicle at the right time. We currently have amongst our fleet, some 35 different vehicle groups.

Abolition of the counterparts to your driving license

Category: Legislation

As of the 08/06/2015. Driving Licence Paper Counterparts have been replaced by HM Government with an online service allowing the access and sharing of a drivers history.

As of this date therefore paper driving licence counterparts will no longer be issued with the photocard driving licence and existing paper Counterparts will no longer be accepted as valid documentation of the driver history.