The automotive sector is undergoing significant changes at the start of 2023. While the 10 cent fuel discount is now a thing of the past, a fuel allowance for the most precarious workers succeeds it. In addition, the government wishes to encourage cleaner mobility by offering a bonus of 100 euros to drivers who engage in short-distance carpooling. Finally, the amount of the ecological bonus for the purchase of an electric vehicle has been increased for the most modest households, while the bicycle conversion bonus has been extended by one year.

Other developments are expected during the year. As the specialist magazine radars-auto reminds us, the 100% electronic fine notice, or e-ACO, tends to become more democratic in 2023. Instead of receiving your reports in your mailbox, you will receive it by email, directly to your inbox. In 2021, 2.5 million paperless tickets were sent, twice as many as the previous year. What does this change for motorists? What are the advantages and limitations of such a device? We take stock.

This is an email from the National Agency for Automated Offenses Processing (ANTAI) telling you that a fine has been sent to you. A link then guides the recipient to the official site: all you have to do is agree to receive the said document in a 100% electronic version. This being done, the minutes can be viewed and downloaded. In appearance, no difference with the paper version… If not its limits: to receive a fine by dematerialized way, there is only one solution… Give your email address to the agent who writes the verbal procedure.

If the notice of violation is not consulted within seven days, or if you have not agreed to a 100% dematerialized version, the report will be sent to you by post.

Please note, however: not all notifications will always be sent electronically. What offenses are involved?

From June 2023, the reports will be dematerialized for so-called offenses “recorded without interceptions”: PVe (reports produced in digital form) and fines for automatic speed cameras.

To make this possible, a new service should see the light of day. Proposed by the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés, it will allow motorists to enter, in the same way as their postal address, their email address in the vehicle information system. “We do not yet know if this procedure will be automatic or if the user concerned will be able to refuse to receive his dematerialized fine notices even if his email address is registered in the SIV”, specifies the specialized site.

Less ink, less paper, less shipping costs… The savings allowed by this device seem clear for the State. What about users? First, the process is faster and therefore allows you to read the notice of violation almost in real time. More practical and more secure, such a procedure also avoids the loss of mail and allows you to pay your fine directly on the official site.