Paris region imposes driving restrictions as pollution levels spike amid soaring temperatures

Paris region imposes driving restrictions as pollution levels spike amid soaring temperatures
Pollution levels in Paris were expected to spike on Thursday due to the soaring temperatures. Photo: AFP
On Thursday, drivers in the Paris region will need to comply with stricter rules due to a spike in air pollution, as temperatures were expected to rise above 30C.

To reduce air pollution as temperatures soared in the capital, drivers in Île-de-France need to comply with new and stricter rules introduced by Paris police chiefs.

 

The rules entered into effect on Thursday June 25th from 5.30am to 20pm that same day.

On Thursday, drivers will not be able to speed over 110 km/h on motorways (autoroutes), down from the usual 130 km/h.

Roads with a 110km/h or 80/90 km/h speed limit will be limited to 90 km/h and 70 km/h respectively.

Only vehicles with with a Crit'Air pollution sticker classified as 0, 1 or 2 are allowed to drive inside the A86 ring road, so those with number 3 and above will have to leave their cars at home.


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