Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Maastricht - Netherlands
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019
Type of environmental zone
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-3
Fines: 95 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: Only the 750 metre long Statensingel street belongs to the environmental zone.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Postbus 1992, 6201 BZ Maastricht
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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