More anti-smog measures in Rome
Rome has banned all cars, motorcycles and mopeds with odd-numbered licence plates from circulating within the city's green belt (the area inside the GRA ring road) on Tuesday 10 December from 07.30 to 12.30 and from 16.30 to 20.30. The next day, Wednesday 11 December, vehicles with even-numbered plates are affected by the same ban at the same times. The traffic legislation is determined by the final figure of the vehicle's registration plate.
In addition to the number plate ban, the city has prohibited the most polluting vehicles from circulating within the GRA on both days, from 07.30 to 20.30. The ban affects the following vehicles: Euro 0 and 1 petrol-driven cars, Euro 0, 1 and 2 diesel vehicles, and two-, three- and four-wheel 2 and 4-stroke Euro 0-1 vehicles.
Vehicles exempt from adhering to the license plate ban include Euro 5 cars, Euro 2 and Euro 3 motorcycles, and electric-powered vehicles. For a full list of exempted vehicles see Rome's mobility agency website.
The city says the measures are being taken to reduce its high smog levels and it has warned that drivers who fail to observe the anti-smog laws face fines of €155.