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@harrim51, Easy way to avoid this, stay somewhere with an underground car park. Hopefully will be back at Le Panoramic in February (although hope is dwindling) and there in underground parking.
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rob@rar wrote:
LaForet wrote:
... go to the official French Govt website (I think it's https://certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu but you need to double-check).
Thanks for the link, I think I should probably get one of these things now.

I've never bothered because we drive down the motorway into resort and out again. Plus IME the French themselves don't bother with a lot of this stuff. Plus I can do quite a good impression of a dumb tourist.

But.... so you get the sticker.... and then what....?

The website says "Air Quality Certificates are mandatory for driving in restricted traffic zones introduced by certain authorities or for driving when the prefect introduces emission-based traffic restrictions during certain pollution episodes." But if everybody got a sticker then it wouldn't make any difference right, there would still be the same number of cars/pollution? Or is there something on the sticker that says if you can/can't drive in that area, at that time? As a 2013 Diesel car owner would I be refused to go into that area whether I had a sticker or not.

I do go to look at the FAQ page but it says "An error has occurred. The page does not exist or has been moved." !!
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Layne, The FAQ section works fine in French.

The sticker has a number on it representing the emissions class of the car, if pollution is bad then only ones with lower numbers are allowed to drive in the affected area.
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@Layne, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crit%27air
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Doing the simulation on the website our car would be "Yellow – Crit’Air 2" which seems quite good - first of the categories after Electric and Hybrid.

So if I am reading it right if temporary restrictions were put in place this would likely enable is to continue. I think the chances are still very slim us needing it and getting stopped - especially at the minute. On the other cost is miniscule in the grand scale of things. Mmmmm....
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@Layne, The road into Grenoble has these restrictions every now and then. Im not sure if iit would make getting to resorts like Les 7 Laux or even Alpe d'Huez difficult. Oddly they still allow wood burning stoves even when the air quality in the Isere valley is very poor.
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@Layne, Modern petrol cars are category 1.

I could see Chambéry enforcing restrictions if pollution was bad. Driving past Grenoble requires one and they are valid for Geneva too.
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always29 wrote:
As @pam w... and at least one pre-frozen meal to make things easier on arrival.


But isn't that simply a "frozen meal"? Puzzled Toofy Grin
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Ah no, @pam_w is no doubt referring to a meal prepared at home and deliberately frozen in the domestic freezer for transportation to the resort. A merely frozen meal would be one that was stored, unfrozen, in the roofbox and then inadvertently frozen in transit thanks to the cold weather, which might be in a dubious state when defrosted, or look unappetising after mutiple cycles of freezing and thawing. So it's pre-frozen for me every time - none of this "What's this? It's brown. And slightly viscous." / "Ah, that would be the steak and kidney pie...."
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I always take a brush to clear snow off the car after heavy snowfall

Good point - and good to have a shovel, too.
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pam w wrote:
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I always take a brush to clear snow off the car after heavy snowfall

Good point - and good to have a shovel, too.


Pre-shovelling, no doubt! Toofy Grin
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LaForet wrote:
Ah no, @pam_w is no doubt referring to a meal prepared at home and deliberately frozen in the domestic freezer for transportation to the resort. A merely frozen meal would be one that was stored, unfrozen, in the roofbox and then inadvertently frozen in transit thanks to the cold weather, which might be in a dubious state when defrosted, or look unappetising after mutiple cycles of freezing and thawing. So it's pre-frozen for me every time - none of this "What's this? It's brown. And slightly viscous." / "Ah, that would be the steak and kidney pie...."


Oh. I see. So we have been incorrectly calling that big white thing in the kitchen a "freezer" for all these years, instead of its correct name of "pre-freezer."

It looks like Captain Birdseye has been doing a lot of inadvertent (pre) freezing over the years wink
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It appears that the previous practice of having a hot meal pepared when you arrive at your destination by attaching components of the meal to parts of the car engine prior to arrival has now fallen out of favour. Our motorcycle club used to have an annual cooking competition where you could only use your motor bike engine and exhaust pipe to cook the meal.
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johnE wrote:
It appears that the previous practice of having a hot meal pepared when you arrive at your destination by attaching components of the meal to parts of the car engine prior to arrival has now fallen out of favour. Our motorcycle club used to have an annual cooking competition where you could only use your motor bike engine and exhaust pipe to cook the meal.


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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Bergmeister wrote:
LaForet wrote:
Ah no, @pam_w is no doubt referring to a meal prepared at home and deliberately frozen in the domestic freezer for transportation to the resort. A merely frozen meal would be one that was stored, unfrozen, in the roofbox and then inadvertently frozen in transit thanks to the cold weather, which might be in a dubious state when defrosted, or look unappetising after mutiple cycles of freezing and thawing. So it's pre-frozen for me every time - none of this "What's this? It's brown. And slightly viscous." / "Ah, that would be the steak and kidney pie...."


Oh. I see. So we have been incorrectly calling that big white thing in the kitchen a "freezer" for all these years, instead of its correct name of "pre-freezer."

It looks like Captain Birdseye has been doing a lot of inadvertent (pre) freezing over the years wink


au contraire: because unless your are enduring Siberian levels of impoverishment at home, there is no ambiguity - you can only be pre-freezing stuff as there's no chance of involuntary home freezing, unlike the drive down to the Alps case. So you can drop the 'pre' for your fish fingers. Unlike the Alps case, where @pam_w is dispelling any inherent ambiguity. Context is everything and as @Mma_Ramotswe would say 'This is well known.'
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James77 wrote:
@Timc, wow learn something new. What an odd system particularly as the 4wd system is the same most manufacturers use. I would have thought that was dangerous more grip on the rear = car facing the wrong way, clearly not in an X3.

Hey ho. Sure its tried and tested.


I would always put chains on my rear wheels, if the fronts stop steering it's not the end of the world as you can stop as the chains will give you rear end grip, if the back wheels lose grip on a turn your vehicle can do a u turn very easily regardless of what the front wheels are doing, have you never done a handbrake turn ? Obviously this only applies to rear wheel or four wheel drive vehicles.
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as @Mma_Ramotswe would say 'This is well known.'

Is this the first Snowheads reference to the highly to be respected No 1 Ladies Detective Agency?
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