From June 2019 to apply in Darmstadt, driving bans for older Diesel and petrol cars. Affected two roads, such as the administrative court of Wiesbaden has now announced. Thus, the comparison is legally, on the German environmental aid (DUH) and the transport club Germany (VCD) out-of-court with the black-green state government in Hesse had agreed. It is the first Time that the parties have agreed on a comparison to driving bans.

The DUH was required to Darmstadt driving bans for older Diesel so that the limit values for nitrogen dioxide 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air are observed. The South Hessian city, according to DUH to Stuttgart and Munich in third place in the Ranking of the cities with the worst air.

driving bans for Diesel and gasoline engines

The hill street on the city tunnel and the Henry road are in the future for diesel vehicles up to Euro standard 5, and for gasoline to Euro norm 2 locked. However, there are exceptions such as for emergency vehicles. Retrofitted vehicles are not affected by the prohibitions. At the same time, the intra-urban car traffic should be reduced by lanes be reduced.

Also on the agreement of the parties to the conflict a of around 200 measures comprehensive Plan for the promotion of Cycling and public transport. The nitrogen oxide charge in the second half of 2019, the measures should not decrease as would be expected under the EU limit of 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air, are planned with more stringent measures.

In a second procedure, the administrative court has on Wednesday with the clean air plan of the city of Wiesbaden. The environment supports the help from the verkehrsclub Deutschland VCD.


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