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Sedans registered in Poland: the police headquarters alerted to the phenomenon in January 2021


Police officers found themselves helpless during checks on the ground. This note dating from January 2021, which Le Parisien was able to consult, i

For "vigilance", as the message is titled.

As of January 15, 2021, the Paris police headquarters issued an internal note to alert all services to the phenomenon of “powerful German sedans registered in Poland, with rental companies as their owners”.

Some police officers found themselves faced with an impasse during checks, not knowing exactly how to act and what the applicable legislation was.

Feedback from the field prompted the police headquarters to specify the administrative procedures.

"Since May 2020, the staff of the local security department of the Paris conurbation


has observed an upsurge in crimes involving these vehicles", moreover indicates the memo which encourages sending, for centralize all checks and refusals to comply noted for this type of vehicle.

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"The facts are often linked to road crime or drug trafficking", continues this internal message to the police, which orders the order to take all precautions in the event of interception, "with regard to the performance of vehicles and reckless risks taken by some drivers.

"Since this note, this phenomenon has been further amplified"

"But generally the police are not dealing directly with the drivers and can only do with video surveillance images which often turn out to be useless, as the number of front companies blocks any administrative repression, says a commissioner from the small crown.

This is why since this note, this phenomenon has been further amplified.


Nevertheless, the memorandum specifies the behavior to adopt during a roadside check, depending on the case: if the driver has made a direct rental with a foreign company and has an international insurance card contracted by the , with his rental contract and his driver's license, he can circulate.

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On the other hand, in the case of subletting from a French company having rented from a foreign company, Polish insurance is not sufficient and "the vehicle may be immobilized and impounded", unless the driver took out insurance himself.

"But now the shell companies are no longer French, which allows them to drive with the insurance of the foreign company, without being able to go back to the driver", continues this same police commissioner.

Source: leparis

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