News on environmental zones and air pollution
The Mayor will be particularly pleased about this: In the course of driving controls in four cities, around 15,000 violations of the installed driving bans were discovered. The total sum of the fines issued amounts to an estimated 1.6 million EURO - impressive figures that make you be on the lookout. In view of such figures and sums, will other cities also be tempted to introduce low emission zones? The grand total of irregularities was recorded in the municipalities of Darmstadt and Stuttgart at the request of the German Press Agency (dpa). So far, Stuttgart is the only city in Germany in which a driving ban on older diesels applies throughout the city. In Darmstadt as well as in the other two cities, Hamburg and Berlin, the driving is only prohibited on certain streets.