Paris pollution clamp down bans drivers with even numbered plates

Only motorists with odd numbered registration plates can drive in Paris today, as the French government attempt a clamp down on air pollution levels.

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Police officers control cars with number plates ending in even numbers in Paris today Credit: Mousse/ABACAPRESS.COM

The government made the decision after air pollution levels exceeded safe levels for 5 days in a row in the French capital. French experts say the move - last used in 1997 - does have an impact on improving air quality.

An information board shows 'Traffic banned to even' in Paris today Credit: Mousse/ABACA

Public transport was made free of charge on Friday and today in an attempt to encourage Parisians to leave their cars at home.

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