The trial will be reviewed in one year’s time to look at the impact the changes have had on pollution rates in affected areas.

Some early estimates show the new limits could cut emissions by up to 17 percent which could be a major success

Highways England has said that restrictions could be lifted in just 12 months if the changes were not having the “desired impact”.

However, Ivan le Fevre, head of environment at Highways England said the restrictions could stay in place until a considerable shift to electric cars has been made.



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