Vote to ban SUVs

September 16, 2008

Campaigners in Switzerland have collected enough signatures to force a vote on a motion that would effectively ban Sport Utility Vehicles.

Under the country’s ‘direct democracy’ system, activists led by the Young Greens have signed up enough support for their motion to ban all new cars emitting more than 250 g/km of CO2 and weighing more than 2.2 tonnes. Existing cars not meeting these requirements would be allowed to stay on the road but limited to 100 km/h maximum speed. The vote must take place within 18 months.

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