For almost 38 years and under penalty of a fine of 35 euros, the green insurance sticker must appear in the lower right corner of the windscreen of each car or truck, as well as on the mudguard of all 2- wheels. However, since 2019, law enforcement officers have had access to a national file of insured vehicles (known as FAV) created in 2016 by insurers. It is up to the latter and their delegates to register the registration number of any vehicle within 72 hours following the effective date of the guarantee.
56 million insurance certificates printed and delivered each year in France
Now that they are equipped with smartphones and laptops, police and gendarmes no longer really need to decipher the inscriptions printed on the green sticker (or “Certificate of Insurance”) to carry out the checks required by their missions. . The name of the insurer, the contract number, the validity dates and the registration of the vehicle appear on the national file.
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