Green drive in Paris

 10 Jan 2017 - 23:06

Green drive in Paris
French policemen control drivers on January 10, 2016 as part of a Crit'air eco-vignette control operation on the place de la Concorde in Paris. In total, 533,540 anti-pollution vignettes "Crit'Air" for vehicles ordered: Paris' chief of Police welcomed on January 9, 2017 the "strong increase" of the subscriptions in Ile-de-France to this new device whose controls will be Initially "pedagogical". The CRIT'air Vignette is divided in 6 categories and colours, depending on the year of registration, the energy efficiency, and the vehicle's emission quantity. The surge in pollution across France has been driven by cold weather and near windless conditions that have trapped exhaust fumes, smoke from wood fires and other pollutants. Traffic reduction measures to cope with the current winter smog spread from Paris to other cities in France. AFP / JACQUES DEMARTHON

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