New driving restrictions in Germany
Berlin: The EU Commission is very much concerned about the pollution levels in the air in major German cities. The Commission has asked the federal government to take immediate measures to prevent pollution in 33 regions.
The German government had asked the Commission to give time until 2015 to solve the problem with the nitrogen oxides. This however will take too long. The regions must act as quickly as possible a spokesperson for EU Environment Commissioner said.
The problem is not alone in Germany. The UK, France and Italy were apparently receiving warning letters from Commissioner in Brussels. The affected regions have to submit plans with concrete measures.
Nitrogen oxides damage respiratory organs of humans. They are also responsible for acid rain, ozone and global warming. There will be restrictions for traffic & driving to prevent pollution.