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    In Yugoslavia the government, in common with about half of its West European counter-parts, is trying to cut down the amount of oil it imports.

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    In Yugoslavia the government, in common with about half of its West European counter-parts, is trying to cut down the amount of oil it imports.

    SYNOPSIS: Many ways of cutting energy consumption are voluntary. In Yugoslavia, the government has introduced measures which are quite complicated. It is based on a method that has been used before -- odd and even numbered registration plates. Half the cars are banned from the roads on six days a month -- the other half on another six days. The days they're banned depends on the final number, odd or even.

    New speed limits have also been imposed, but these don't affect cyclists, who have taken advantage of the car-less days. There's also a limit for trucks and buses on the number of miles (kilometres) they can travel in a day.

    Though buses and trucks are limited to 200 kilometres (120 miles) a day, emergency services, tourists, taxis and journalists don't have to comply with the restrictions. The price of petrol in Yugoslavia has risen by forty per cent since last November -- part of the government's aim to reduce oil imports. They hope that the new measures will cut imports, at present around ten million tonnes a year, by a further half million tonnes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECYCPINZMSSYS4R5CZIH6IKAJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAECYCPINZMSSYS4R5CZIH6IKAJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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