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Paris police lower speed limits amid spike in air pollution

Spike in Paris air pollution triggers urgent measures to lower speed limits, ban trash burning

Paris police lower speed limits amid spike in air pollution

PARIS (AP) -- Paris police have lowered speed limits and ordered a halt to trash burning as part of emergency measures triggered by a spike in air pollution -- months before the city hosts a major international climate conference.

The police department says Wednesday's order includes a 20 kph (12 mph) reduction in speed limits on highways in the metropolitan area.

It comes after state monitoring agency AirParif reported that air pollution rose to "high" under a European classification system. It said changes in weather, and emissions from agricultural activities and road traffic caused the increase.

Paris experienced a similar spike in air pollution last year that ultimately led to imposed, temporary reductions on the numbers of vehicles allowed to circulate.

The city will host a two-week U.N. climate conference starting in November.


Updated : 2021-09-26 04:41 GMT+08:00