Fifty additional police and traffic wardens took to the streets of central Rome last Tuesday and will be on duty every day from 07.00 to 21.00 until the festive period ends. The extra personnel are part of a seasonal task force set up to clamp down on street hawkers selling counterfeit goods on Via del Corso, Via Nazionale, Via Cavour and Via di San Gregorio. Shops too that open for business outside regular hours and block traffic while loading and unloading goods have been targeted in the area of Via del Traforo, Piazza dellAra Coeli, Piazza della Repubblica and Via Monte Brianzo. Tourist buses and coaches will be deterred from stopping on main thoroughfares or at junctions and creating bottlenecks on Romes already congested roads. The city of Romes traffic police and wardens have set up a joint command that will also cooperate with the public transport authorities to improve the efficiency of the task force.
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