Critair

magicsurfbus

Free Member
Oct 11, 2010
4,685
10,158
NW England
Funster No
14,057
MH
Bessacarr Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 1997
If scanning, scan at only 100 dpi resolution. That's all that's needed to be read on a screen.

Also, reduce the image width (somehow) to about 1000 pixels.

Save in JPEG/JPG file format.

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Robin McHood

Free Member
Mar 10, 2016
557
605
Scotland
Funster No
41,942
MH
A Class RMB 750HE
Exp
Three years and counting, 30 years a tent tower.
If you are scannng a doc on aWindows machine, Irfanview will allow you to resize resample reduce file size etc etc etc and its free, just wish there was a Mac version! It will also allow you t save it as a pdf

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Oct 7, 2013
4,666
29,505
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
We filled in our application and received acknowledgment on 25th January. Still no sticker arrived.

If anyone has successfully applied, how long did the sticker take to arrive?

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Jan 16, 2017
145
189
Hillingdon
Funster No
46,924
MH
Vantage Med
Exp
Since 2017
I did my application last week. I scanned page 2 only of the V5 on the lowest possible definition in Black and White, no problem with file size. They have confirmed it has been accepted and the sticker is on its way.
 

klaatu

Free Member
Aug 10, 2013
2,006
2,801
Vienne, France
Funster No
27,421
MH
Globecar Summit 640
Exp
Since 2014
Can’t remember how long it took, but they should have emailed you an image PDQ which I believe is acceptable until the hard copy arrives.
 
Jul 5, 2013
9,925
10,471
Tunbridge Wells
Funster No
26,797
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2013
Filled it in on the Thursday, got an email on Saturday confirming acceptance and including a copy of the receipt and also a copy of certificate I was going to get and then got the letter including the certificate the end of the next week.

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Apr 29, 2009
1,100
560
West Sussex
Funster No
6,505
MH
Pilote Explorateur
Exp
since 2008
I took a photo of it and then used Paint to reduce it. I think the sticker took about 10 days to arrive.

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xsparks
Mar 11, 2013
709
688
Gillingham
Funster No
25,056
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
since 2005
Thanks for all the help eventually got the file small enough and it worked. Sorted.
 
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xsparks
Mar 11, 2013
709
688
Gillingham
Funster No
25,056
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
since 2005
I can't see how charging about £3.50 helps the environment, surely it hardly covers admin costs. The only thing I can imagine is that this system gets all our details on the French data system therefore saving the need to contact a country's dvla . Much easier to collect parking or speeding finds, or am I just cynical.
 

Pete5996

Free Member
Sep 18, 2016
768
1,868
Deep in the Lot
Funster No
45,188
MH
Autotrail Cheyenne
Exp
Since 2002
The £3.50ish is just an admin charge. The system is designed to regulate entry of lesser or greater-polluting vehicles into urban zones at certain times.

The data can't be used to collect unrelated fines - there's a limited number of offences for which one country can apply to another re the DVLA information.

I think you're just cynical....:D

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Jul 4, 2016
239
24
sidcup
Funster No
43,909
MH
Carthago chic c line 5.0
Exp
a few years
ok so the instructions say stick it on the wind screen what if I decide to put it in a car tax holder instead has anybody been stopped in France by the police and asked to stick it to the wind screen
 
Jul 5, 2013
9,925
10,471
Tunbridge Wells
Funster No
26,797
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2013
ok so the instructions say stick it on the wind screen what if I decide to put it in a car tax holder instead has anybody been stopped in France by the police and asked to stick it to the wind screen
Not sure why you would want to do that. It is non-transferable to another vehicle
 
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xsparks
Mar 11, 2013
709
688
Gillingham
Funster No
25,056
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
since 2005
It would be advantageous should your screen get replaced.

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Jul 4, 2016
239
24
sidcup
Funster No
43,909
MH
Carthago chic c line 5.0
Exp
a few years
yep that what I was thinking is the wind screen is damaged easy to remove

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Oct 7, 2013
4,666
29,505
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
The Crit Air sticker is double sided.

You can stick it to a windscreen or to the bodywork. In the latter case it would be subject to weathering or a passing vandal.

At the cost involved it is not worth worrying about. Even the application process is simple.
 
Jul 29, 2017
907
1,552
Fylde Coast.
Funster No
49,691
MH
Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 1985
Sticker is virtually impossible to remove and if damaged is not valid. I assume it's worth keeping the confirmation letter as that is valid I believe. At least with a properly issued sticker the police will know you are entitled to be in whatever zone it might be. With new zones planned for U K and expansion in London it going to get increasingly difficult to know who should or shouldn't be there.
 
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