What will happen now diesel drivers in Essen

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Riding prohibited in food for the first time, affected a highway. From July 2019, the old diesel cars will have to bypass the A40, one of the most important traffic arteries in the Ruhr area. More cities will follow.


Why is there a ban on the A40 driving?

The administrative court of Gelsenkirchen has been the establishment of a Diesel-driving ban arranged in a zone for the urban area in Essen. The “blue environmental zone” is intended to apply in 18 of the 50 districts of the Ruhr-area city. Through this Zone, a section of the A40, which is affected also by possible driving bans. The judge obliged, in the North Rhine-Westphalia on Thursday, appropriate regulations in the clean air plan. In food, the introduction of a zonal driving ban was “in spite of the associated burdens for the population and the economy relatively,” explained the court.

Had sued the German environmental aid (DUH) , which is fighting for the observance of the already since 2010 and is valid throughout the EU limit value for harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Food is among the 35 cities with the highest nitrogen oxide values in Germany.

Who is affected by the driving ban?

According to the judgment, must in eat 1. July 2019 within the current environmental green zone is a “blue-green zone” be built, not only a driving ban for Diesel Euro-4 engines and older, but also for gasoline of Euro-2 and older apply. 1. September 2019 and will be extended to the prohibition on Diesel to Euro 5 class. In food were approved at the beginning of the year, around 42,000 diesel vehicles of classes 4 and 5. Would be affected by the ban on driving for older Diesel on the motorway section of the A 40 but only residents and commuters in the Ruhr area, but also the car long-distance transport. In the neighboring city of Gelsenkirchen, is also a driving ban is now in place. The Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse from the 1. July only for Euro-6 Diesel to be passable. For traders, it should give exceptions.

The importance of the A40 for the Region?

The A40 is one of the most important traffic arteries in the Ruhr area. It connects Duisburg in the West to Dortmund in the East and passes through the centre of large cities such as Essen and Bochum. On the 94-kilometre-long highway with a 45 connection points, trams and buses travel partly on the median strip. At the motorway junction Essen-Ost, which is located in the city of Essen, happen every day about 130,000 Cars. The diesel driving ban affected the section by a living cutting area, the houses stand only a few meters away from the road. At this point, in 2017, a nitrogen oxide, a value of 50 micro grams per cubic meter in the annual average had been measured. Are allowed only 40 micrograms.

Are there reasonable alternatives?

Currently, there are no officially designated alternate routes. A possibility of a mile-long detour via the A42 would be, congestion is inevitable. Also surrounding places have to adjust to a higher alternate transport, he is there because of the constantly congested A40 already.

Where it will face further bans?

Stuttgart has already bans announced. Here a Diesel engine, the Euro 4 standard and poor need to remain from 2019, the environmental zone. An expansion of Euro-5 is necessary to prepare the Baden-württemberg state government after a court verdict.

In Frankfurt am Main will, from February 2019, a ban on driving, it’s probably the environmental zone will concern. Munich, Düsseldorf and Aachen also have to driving prohibitions implemented, however, refuse the competent authorities, to comply with the Judgments. Often, they appeal it. Also in the case of final Judgments, such as in Munich and Düsseldorf, the provincial governments try to circumvent the bans as much as possible. Aachen is trying to avoid the driving ban by the re-equipment of municipal vehicles. Failing that, you must also 1. January will be implemented in 2019, driving bans.

In Cologne and Bonn must be the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia in April of next year, bans the insertion. In Cologne the whole of the environmental zone is affected, in Bonn, two very busy streets. The state government has, however, already announced to want to appeal to the upper administrative Tribunal.

Mainz must be a ban on older diesel vehicles to 1. September 2019 to introduce, if in the first six months of the year, the mean value for nitrogen dioxide is above the threshold value. Berlin is still waiting for the written statement of the grounds, before the city takes further steps. Here’s prohibitions, threaten to drive to eleven road sections.

How do you recognize whether you are affected?

What emissions standard your car, in the vehicle registration certificate. In the vehicle papers, which prior to 2005 were issued, the field “key number to 1” crucially, in the case of more recent documents is the emission standard in the field “14.1”. The numbers in the boxes give the following information about the pollutant standard:

  • Euro 1: 01-04, 09, 11-14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 77
  • Euro 2: 25-29, 34, 35, 40, 41, 49, 71
  • Euro 3: 30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 44-61
  • Euro 4: 32, 33, 38, 39, 43, 62-70
  • Euro 5: 35AO – 35MO
  • Euro 6: 36NO – 36Y0
  • Other: 00, 05-08, 10, 15, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 88

Where further decisions on driving bans?

21. November will be negotiated on driving bans for Darmstadt, Germany, on 21. December follows Wiesbaden. Overall, the DUH dispute is currently before the court for driving bans in 29 cities. In the coming months it will be 34.

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