Paris introduces 30kph road speed limit

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A permanent speed limit on traffic of 30 kilometres-per-hour was introduced in Paris on Monday, except for a few arteries that include the Champs Elysées avenue, a measure justified by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on safety and environmental grounds.

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A speed limit of 30km/h (18mph) has come into force across Paris in a drive to improve the environment, reports BBC News.