Driving ban in Paris as city struggles with smog

Driving restrictions have been enforced in Paris as the city struggles with its worst air pollution in a decade.

Smog has shrouded the capital for a third consecutive day, with authorities advising people to limit their outside movements.

Officials have banned cars from travelling around the city - based on whether their licence plates ended with odd or even numbers - and several police checks have been set up around the capital to stop and fine drivers.

The city experienced heavy smog last year. Credit: PA

All public transport, residential parking and the Velib' bicycle and Autolib' electric car schemes are available free of charge, in a bid to entice car users to use other transport modes.

The elderly and young are deemed most at risk, and have been advised to avoid going outside at the start and end of the day.