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Beijing Traffic Restrictions Reinstated

Beijing has reintroduced traffic restrictions last imposed during the Olympics to help in the fight against city smog.

Each car registered in Beijing is to spend one day a week off the road, based on car registration numbers.

Beijing To Cut Cars By 50% During Olympics
Beijing Traffic

The new regulations will take 800,000 cars off the road each day and the scheme is set to run until April 2009.

An estimated 1,000 new cars are registered each day in China's capital, highlighting the uphill struggle city authorities face.


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