Smog alert intensifies

ANSA | Jan 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM
  • The smog emergency to hit many Italian cities intensified on Thursday with the situation in Turin deteriorating and pollution levels remaining high in Rome despite a ban on the use of all diesel cars, including those with euro6 emission standards.
  • Many people have raised doubts about whether banning diesel cars from being used for certain periods of the day is an effective way to bring down pollution levels.
  • The alarm level in Turin, meanwhile, was raised a notch to purple, meaning that, as of Friday, vehicle restrictions will also include diesel cars registered after January 2013 with emission standards of euro5.