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Out with the old

As we are in the business of offering car leasing deals, you could say that we here at Newbury understand the importance of having newer cars on the roads, but, should older cars be banned from driving on our roads? The French government seem to think so. News this week’s discusses how the authorities in Paris are trying to drive older cars off the roads, in a bid to ensure cleaner air.

Over the last decade or so the French capital has been leading the way when it comes to looking at ways to tackle air pollution. The latest move in the war on air pollution will see cars that were manufactured before the 1st January 1997, banned from the city’s streets and roads for 12 hours a day, 8am – 8pm, and seven days a week. Officials hope that the move will have a positive effect on local residents.

France’s public health agency released their latest report last month, the report suggested that air pollution in the country is responsible for up to 48,000 deaths each year. The report also estimated that the air pollution, caused by fine particulate fuel emissions, kills around 400,000 people in Europe and around 3.7 million worldwide each year. France hope that by taking this move, they can help other European officials rid the roads of ‘dirty vehicles’ Europe wide.

We believe that cleaner vehicles are a must, but is it a realistic approach for older cars to be banned from UK streets and roads? Whatever your opinion is on the matter you can help but think it is time for some kind of approach.

If it is time for you to find a new car, why not come and check out our unbeatable car leasing deals? You can rest assured that a large selection of our cars have low CO2 emissions. Visit us over on the website today to search through our full range of unmissable car leasing deals.

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Posted on 6th July 2016 at 4:49 PM

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