Germany’s top administrative court has said cities are able to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect in order to meet air pollution levels.
May 2018 - Autorola INDICATA Market Trend News
Germany’s top administrative court has said cities are able to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect in order to meet air pollution levels. Hamburg has already put up signs banning Euro 5 and earlier diesel vehicles from two major streets from May 31st. The ban includes a 1.6km stretch of Stresemannstrasse and a circa 580 metre stretch on Max-Brauer-Allee, but excludes drivers who are aiming for a destination on the two affected streets. The ban will affect around 65% of the 330,000 diesel cars in Hamburg and will involve the police making random checks on cars they suspect to be flouting the ban and imposing €25 fines. The question is whether this really is a sensible move or will these bans simply push drivers down alternative smaller routes resulting more stop start and slow moving traffic causing a redistribution of the pollution into areas with more pedestrians and houses?
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