Haberlerle İngilizce: Paris smog

Telif hakkı Reuters

Motorists in Paris face an unusual day of restrictions as the government tries to reduce high levels of pollution in the city. Today only cars with odd-numbered registration plates are allowed to drive. Tomorrow, if the restrictions remain in place, it'll be even-numbered cars that can be driven.


Hugh Schofield

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Seven hundred police will be monitoring traffic from early in the morning. If you're caught in an even-numbered car, you're liable to a small fine, and you'll be told to turn back home. There are exceptions for electric and hybrid vehicles, and for cars carrying three or more passengers.

The measure's been tried once before, in 1997, when it's claimed it did have a noticeable impact on improving air quality. However for many people in Paris and the suburbs it's going to mean a day of inconvenience, and delivery companies are already complaining of lost income.

Politically, the stakes are high, because it comes just a week before Parisians start electing their new mayor.

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monitoring: gözlemek, denetlemek

even-numbered: çift numaralı

hybrid vehicles: hibrid araçlar

noticeable: fark edilir

inconvenience: rahatsızlık

the stakes are high: risk büyük

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