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Starting July 1st, the highest polluting cars have been banned from driving on Parisian streets between the hours of 8AM and 8PM on weekdays. Drivers that do not comply with this restriction can be fined 35 euros. The ban applies to all cars that were registered before January 1, 1997; it also applies to two-wheeled vehicles, such as scooters, that were registered before June 1, 1999. This ban is an initiative by Mayor Anne Hidalgo to lower the city’s air pollution levels. Approximately 500,000 drivers will be affected. A driving defense group, "million d’Automobilistes," has filed legal action to seek financial compensation for their vehicle value losses. For the full story, see http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-france-autos-ban-idUKKCN0ZH4V8