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Reducing traffic emissions

Football training, family visits and delivering parcels. Our everyday lives depend to a significant extent on cars, buses and other vehicles. However, making life easier also means putting pressure on the environment. Euro norms have been created to limit air pollution from vehicles. They define limits for the level of particulate matter in exhaust emissions.

The emissions from vehicles send particles into the air that result in air pollution, particularly in towns and cities. Long-term consequences of air pollution include asthma, allergies and cancer. With European and Danish legislations we can do much to limit pollution, resulting in clean air for everyone.

How to prevent pollution from vehicles - idling regulations
The EU has introduced common limit values for exhaust emissions to limit pollution. The standards, known as Euro norms, define limits for car engine pollution and for the lead and sulphur content of fuels. Total emissions from traffic are more difficult to regulate. Local measures such as green zones, congestion charges and road pricing in European towns and cities are an attempt to limit general pollution.

Low emission zones mean cleaner air for city populations
Major Danish cities have established low emission zones in which heavy-duty vehicles are obliged to having filters that reduce the emission of particulate matter fitted. Driving without particle filters is not permitted in these zones.

Low Emission Zones in Denmark

Truck and traffic sign

The zones affect trucks and other heavy diesel-powered vehicles.

Read more about Low Emission Zones

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