News Digest Item
05 Jun 2018

Hamburg police start enforcing diesel driving ban


The northern German city of Hamburg has begun to enforce the diesel driving ban it introduced as the country’s first city last week, the public broadcaster NDR reports. The ban that affects short stretches of two major roads in the port city and include several exemptions was not enforced on the first day and was largely ignored by diesel drivers, according to media reports. Citizens need time to get used to the ban first, Karsten Wegge of Hamburg’s transport authority told NDR. Police will not issue fines right away but rather give warnings and advice to diesel drivers, the article says.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.

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