Paris car ban imposed after pollution hits high

  1. Only motorists with odd-numbered number plates were allowed to drive.
  2. Public transport was made free of charge for three days in an attempt to encourage people to leave their cars at home.
  3. The capital’s air quality has been one of the worst on record, rivalling the Chinese capital, Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities.
  4. PM10 particulates are emitted by vehicles, heating systems and heavy industry. They crossed their safe limit of 80 microgrammes.
Air Pollution
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