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The rules for motorists driving in the low emission zone (ZFE) of Marseille will change. This from September 1, 2023, one year after its creation. And this development will not go in the direction of the users. Indeed, the regulations will be tightened, to exclude even more vehicles.
In a few hours, vehicles classified as Crit’Air 4 will be banned from the ZFE. This concerns diesel vehicles which were first put into circulation between 2001 and 2005. All vehicles using this type of fuel and dating from before 2006 will therefore be banned at the start of the school year. On the gasoline side, this concerns cars before 1997.
Unless there is a special dispensation (collection vehicles, etc.), it will therefore be purely and simply forbidden to drive such vehicles. Under penalty of leading to a fixed fine ranging from 68 euros to 135 euros for offenders. A drastic but expected change that hopefully won’t trap too many drivers.
Marseille, one of the “rare” ZFEs in France which is tightening its rules
Users will therefore no longer be able to enter a perimeter of 20 km2 in the city. The latter is bounded by these boulevards:
- Avenue du Cap Pinède
- Avenue Alexandre Fleming
- Avenue du Prado 2
- Boulevard Capitaine Gèze
- Plombieres Boulevard
- Boulevard Francoise Duparc
- Sakakini Boulevard
- Boulevard Jean Moulin
- Boulevard Rabatau
Remember that Marseille is one of the five cities in which the ZFE remains compulsory. The fault is pollution thresholds which are not respected. A case that repeated itself several months in a row.
To see if this turn of the screw will improve things. Which remains questionable. The question of the grumbling of users, forced to change their way of getting around because many of them will not be able to change cars, also deserves to be asked.
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To sum up
The low-emission zone (ZFE) of Marseille will be reinforced from September 1st. Vehicles classified as Crit’Air 4 (diesel before 2006, petrol before 1997) will now be prohibited from circulating there. Blame it on the pollution thresholds exceeded by the city.