Milan Bans Private Cars To Tackle Smog Problem

Pollution levels in a number of Italian cities are refusing to drop because of a lack of rain and low winds in recent days.

Authorities in Milan have banned private cars from the city’s roads for six hours a day during a three-day period in a bid to alleviate persistent smog.

Pollution levels in Italy’s business capital have exceeded levels considered healthy for more than 30 consecutive days.Rome, which also has a problem with persistent fog, has enforced alternative day driving based on odd and even numbers on vehicle licence plates, while Florence has also announced a limit on vehicle access to the city centre up until New Year’s Eve.