Originally intended to easily verify that a vehicle was insured, the sticker could soon disappear from the windshield. Explanations.
It’s an annual ritual: change your insurance sticker behind the windshield. And that would soon be ancient history. At the fédération France Assureurs, which brings together 247 companies, they want to have a disappearance effect.
Strengthen the fight against fraud
More generally, it would be a matter of removing the green card, the document received each year with the sticker to be detached and which certifies that your vehicle is insured. For the federation of insurers, these documents will only be obsolete.
“The fight against non-insurance, for which these documents are intended, can in fact be conducted more efficiently through the Fichier des Véhicules Assurés (FVA), operational from 2019,” France Assureurs said in a statement.
This file can be viewed by law enforcement during the inspection. This is also what allows the controls via automatic verification and insurance radars from 2019.
With the paper sticker, fraud is also considered too simple. A driver who has been fired by his insurance company, for example, can continue to drive with his macaroni and thus remain seemingly insured.
“France is one of the last countries to require the submission of paper documents to its nationals. For example, Germany has abolished this format since 2008. Such documents are not required to circulate within the “European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. In all the countries concerned, the license plate alone is worth the presumption of insurance, “recalls France Assureurs.
50 million fewer paper documents
Another advantage of switching to a car insurance voucher only in digital form, to reduce paper consumption: every year, about 50 million documents are printed and sent to French motorists every year.
Talks have often started this week between the insurers and the ministries concerned and the rest of the adjustments to be made. The next government could sign the decree ending this vignette and green card.