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Many motorists do it in front of their homes, yet the fine is 450 euros

“Many motorists do it in front of their homes, yet the fine is 450 euros”

This routine maintenance procedure for your car is very supervised. by law and the bill can be very steep for those who do not respect it.

It is often in the spring that motorists remember that a car needs to be cleaned. It must be said that'à At the end of winter, our cars bear the scars of the long months of bad weather during which they were used. faced with cold, & rain, frost and sometimes à the snow. When the nice weather arrives, the cleaning stations fill up and you sometimes have to wait for your turn for several tens of minutes. However, not all French people favor rollers or high pressure washing to remove traces of dirt. on their car, many people prefer to clean bodywork, windows and wheels themselves in order to save money.

In a car wash, the service often costs between 5 and 15 euros depending on the option chosen. It's cheaper to do it yourself, but it takes a little more time, a hell of a lot of effort. of water – on average 300 liters – and soap. But what many motorists don't know is that cleaning a vehicle is very strictly regulated. by law and that we can quickly regret not having accepted this to spend around ten euros in a structure dedicated to car washing. In France, cleaning your car in front of the street has been prohibited since 1979, even if you do it in front of your garage, your gate or in the street next to you. from the moment when ù it overlooks the public road.

Many motorists do it in front of their homes, yet the fine is 450 euros

Take out your water jet and sponge on a beautiful day in May to freshen up your beauty. &agrav; his car can cost a fine of 450 euros. The law even goes much further since, if it is proven that the water discharged into the ground contains polluting products (motor oil, hydrocarbons, detergents…), the person responsible risks a prison sentence of 2 years and a fine of 75,000 euros. It is therefore not only during periods of drought when water use must be reduced drastically and reserved for essential activities (consumption, showers…), that cleaning your car is prohibited. It must be said that the activity is not very ecological.

To protect the environment, it is much wiser to go to a washing station equipped to recover the waste. ;resist and treat dirty water. Water consumption for washing is also much lower, often divided by six or two, depending on whether you clean your vehicle with a high pressure jet (50 liters) or with rollers (160 liters), which reduces the waste of a valuable resource for the ;#39;humanity. Another solution is to favor companies that offer “clean” washing. dry" (or "without water"), much more eco-responsible. And beyond to protect our planet, stopping washing your vehicle in front of your home can still save you from a big fine. ; which you might not have expected.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116