News from Italy – One Day Driving Ban in Rome and Milan

I was just browsing the news from Italy as I often like to do and I found this article from ANSA to be very interesting. Tomorrow, which is Sunday, a ban goes into effect for nine hours in Rome and Milan limiting driving of vehicles . The ban begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 5:30p.m.

Rome street

In addition for those hours tomorrow homes may not be heated any warmer than 64.4 degrees. The purpose of the one day ban on fuels is due to “dangerously high levels of common airborne pollutants.”

Certainly this would never fly in the U.S. without massive protests greater than those of Occupy Wall Street. But on the other hand Italy is quite used to planned strikes in the transportation world and it is part of the way of life there. Italians walk a lot as well as have access to multiple modes of transportation in both Milan and Rome.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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1 Response to News from Italy – One Day Driving Ban in Rome and Milan

  1. imarancher says:

    I think most countries generally do as their government tells them, far more so than Americans. Here it takes on near religious fervor in our desire not to do anything the government tells us! Just check out the Occupy Wall Street, et al characters!


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