The car ban in Paris has ended after just one day and local authorities say that it was a success.

The car ban in Paris has ended after just one day and local authorities say that it was a success.

Yesterday in Paris only vehicles with odd-numbered license plates were supposed to roam the streets but the police issued 3,859 fines to those driving a vehicle fitted with an even-numbered license plate. Authorities in France's capital sent 700 police officers to verify the license plates of cars and motorcycles and those who didn't have the suitable plate received a 22 EUR fine.

The ban has been removed because pollution levels dropped below the safe limit, mostly helped by the improved weather conditions. Experts say it will take a while to find out whether the car ban had an impact on Paris' pollution level.

This isn't the first time when a car ban is implemented in Paris as a similar drastic measure was taken back in 1997. Last weekend, Parisians were able to use the public transport system for free as a method to convince people to leave their cars at home.

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Paris car ban ends after one day and 3,859 fined drivers, pollution level drops below safe limit