Skip to comments.Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days
Posted on 03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Drivers in Paris will only be allowed to use their cars every other day from tomorrow because of dangerous pollution levels.
The introduction of the drastic measure follows a grey smog settling over the French capital from the middle of last week.
François Hollandes socialist government decided to introduce alternative driving days after air pollution exceeded safe levels for five days running.
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I think bad car driving is banned on every day.
73% of new cars sold in France last year were diesels (diesel fuel cheaper due to tax advantage).
I’m sure they have a lot of particulates.
How about Car-B-Q?
Are those banned?
with all the regs they put on european car exhaust i find this difficult to believe. we’re supposed to believe they are more strict on emissions than we are. yet they have a paris car exhaust problem? how is that possible?
i call bs.
European refineries routinely ship tanks of gasoline to NY Harbor and other East Coast points.
The tankers are sent back to Europe and the UK with diesel, which is a premium fuel over there.
This one reason why diesel, which used to sell for $.02 below gasoline, is now $.50 or more over gasoline per gallon.
i can’t believe that their laws don’t call for clean diesel, - ie low sulfur emission - diesel. there’s a lot less stuff in the air with clean diesel.
What about that wonderful Euro mass transit system, why isn’t it working? You know, that same system that the greenies/politcals want to force on us so they can skim off untold billions.
Soot is still soot. Distillate is still distillate. Many years ago, Europe cast favor on diesel fuel and very small engines in their cars. There is plenty of mass transit so long distances are not typically traveled by car. The oil change/service business does not exist in Europe. Motorists change oil one a year at their dealer’s...
Silly. Those mass transits are for consuming tax dollars, not transporting passengers.
Here in Austin we pay half a penny tax per dollar spent for our unused Metro.
Oh yeah, Paris’ Métro, which has rubber tires on the wheels.
(If it wasn't meals, it was the gst, but it was over lunch...)
And here I keep hearing it’s the twentieth most-used rail system in the country. Wonder what they base that on? because the fare recovery ratio is a miserably-low 13 percent on average. They even got rid of fare zones and now have a flat fare of $2.75 (really low for a 31-mile ride end to end); that can only kill the bottom line further.
Bbut the clean air regs in Amerika will take care of that pollution right?
Is CARTS part of CapMet? And all the private contractor drivers who ferry people to and from medical appts? Those would drive ‘ridership’ up, it certainly isn’t buses or rail.
Yes. Austin silly council wants to force people into pubic transit. Bike lanes, rapid bus that take away a lane for cars in each direction and they run commercials about the passengers laughing at the "cars stuck in traffic" while the busses sail to their next stop. I hate those ads.
A bicyclist nearly killed about 20 of us on Anderson Mill the other day by the quarry, nearly forcing us off into the boulders to avoid the rock truck coming around the corner.
The moozlums continue their nightly torching of cars in France. I guess they are doing their part for cleaner air.
I had a buddy who mounted a train horn and air compressor under his hood. Scared the shorts off of the bicyclists when he drove up behind them.
We got you beat in Houston. We piss away a penny on every dollar spent, funneled to our empty busses and downtown train wrecks.