Anti-pollution measures return to Turin from 15 September, euro 4 vehicles will not be able to circulate. The goal is to reduce smog levels. The measures will remain in effect until April 15 next year.
In addition to the current regulations to be respected all year round, the stop for euro 4 vehicles which will start from 15 September is now added. Launched last year with a provision of the Piedmontese regional council and adopted by the municipality of Turin after the council approved the resolution, the anti-smog measures are provided for by the protocol of the Po basin and have been agreed with the Ministry of the Environment.
What the anti-smog measures foresee
But what do the anti-smog measures provide? As required by the anti-smog measures, the circulation of diesel vehicles will be prohibited in Turin used for the transport of people and goods with approval equal to Euro 4 from 8 to 19 on weekdays from Monday to Friday.
Circulation will also be prohibited of mopeds and motorcycles with approval less than or equal to Euro 1 for all day and for every day. These measures are in addition to those already in force throughout the year, concerning the prohibition of circulation from 0.00 to 24.00 every day, including holidays, of vehicles of category M1, M2, M3, used for the transport of people and vehicles of category N1, N2, N3, used for freight transport.
Vehicles with homologation equal to or less than Euro 2 for petrol and diesel ones, with homologation equal to or less than Euro 1 for those running on methane and LPG cannot circulate.
How emergency measures work
As for the emergency measures, the traffic light will go off in case the daily limit value of pm10 is exceeded and they will be in force the day after the check. This is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
What happens if the daily average of 50 micrograms is exceeded? If it is expected that the daily average of 50 micrograms per cubic meter for three days in a row we talk orange level and there will be a stop for Euro 3 and 4 diesel vehicles for both passenger and freight transport.
If it is expected that the daily average of 75 micrograms per cubic meter for three days in a row we talk red level Euro 5 diesel vehicles used for freight transport will also be blocked. Therefore, to bring the maximum levels of pollution into the city of Turin, there will certainly be other restrictions for non-compliant vehicles, namely those euro 4.