Thousands fined as Paris curbs car use for a day

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Around 4,000 motorists faced on-the-spot fines for defying curbs on car use as pollution eased in French capital.

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Paris enforced the most drastic traffic curbs in 20 years on Monday, fining almost 4,000 drivers who tried the dodge them, but stopping at a single day of restrictions as cooler weather brought relief from pollution, reports Reuters.