09:34 GMT +320 November 2019
Listen Live
    A French police officer stands guard by Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray's city hall following a hostage-taking at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France

    Paris Police to Renew Restrictions on Traffic Due to Air Pollution on Friday

    © AFP 2019 / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 24
    Subscribe

    French capital and its suburbs will witness another round of restrictions on the use of cars, Paris police said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French capital and its suburbs will witness another round of restrictions on the use of cars, triggered by the increasing air pollution, starting on Friday, Paris police said Thursday.

    "#Pollution Renewal of the #circulationalternee [limits on traffic] tomorrow in #Paris and 22 adjacent municipalities," the police posted on their Twitter account.

    On December 6 and 8, only cars with even numbers on their registration plates could be used in Paris and 22 of its suburbs, while on December 7 and 9, solely those with uneven numbers. Environmentally-friendly cars as well as vehicles of police and medical personnel were allowed to drive and public transport was available for free during the four days.

    The air pollution in Paris annually results in some 48,000 deaths. The authorities recommend the capital’s residents to reduce the time spent outside.

    Related:

    Manuel Valls Says Plans to Change French Constitution If Elected President
    French Parliament Votes to Extend State of Emergency Until July 2017
    French Police Searching for Thieves Stealing 154 Pounds of Gold
    Tags:
    traffic regulations, air pollution, Paris, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik