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Driving bans in Essen and Gelsenkirchen

On 15.11.2018, the Administrative Court of Gelsenkirchen ordered further Diesel driving bans in North Rhine-Westphalia. From 01.07.2019, 18 city districts and a part of the A-40 motorway in Essen will be affected by driving bans and diesel vehicles under Euro 5 and petrol vehicles under Euro 3 will be excluded from traffic. In addition, it is already certain that the driving bans will be tightened from 01.09.2018 and will then also apply to Euro 5 vehicles. In Gelsenkirchen, in the Kurt-Schumacher- Straße, heavily polluted by nitrogen oxides, diesel vehicles under Euro 6 and petrol vehicles under Euro 3 will be excluded from traffic.