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Milan bans cars from city centre Measure aimed at lowering air pollution

2020.02.24
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LOCATED in northern Italy (意大利), Milan (米蘭) has set up a law to help lower air pollution. Cars were banned from the city between 10am to 6pm, from 2 February. But many drivers ignored the law and still drove in. The police wound up giving 162 tickets in three hours.

In 2008, Milan was named one of the most polluted cities in Europe (歐洲). So the government announced this ban in order to improve air quality in the city. At the same time, it urged people to drive less and walk more.

By 12.30pm on the day the ban came into force, the police had stopped 621 drivers and given out 162 tickets. The ban excludes electric cars and drivers with disabilities.

(This article is published on Goodies on 24 February 2020)


1. pollution (n)
    污染

2. ignore (v)
    無視

3. ticket (n)
    罰款單

4. announce (v)
    宣佈

5. improve (v)
    改善

6. urge (v)
    敦促

7. exclude (v)
    不包括

8. disability (n)
    殘疾





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  1. How many tickets did the police give?
    A. 2,008
    B. 621
    C. 162

  2. How many drivers were stopped?
    A. 621
    B. 162
    C. 164

  3. What kind of car is excluded from the ban?
    A. Motorcycles
    B. Electric cars
    C. Limousines

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