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Switzerland / Proposed Auto Ban #258045

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) Images coming to mind when Switzerland is mentioned, include the Alps, listed. Balloting in Switzerland today on variety of issues noted; one issue is unique method of pollution control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bern, Switzerland) Upcoming vote on proposal to ban all private cars, motor bikes, mopeds, motor boats and private planes one Sunday per month in order to save Swiss country from noise and air pollution of such vehicles, examined. Support for issue reported; Communists' reasons for opposing it stated. [Ban supporter Hansjoerg WITTWER - gives reason for support of measure.] Swiss government ban on cars 3 Suns. per month during 1973 Arab oil embargo and public reaction then, giving rise to present proposal, described. [Swiss Auto. Club director Andre ARNAUD - states possible problems ban would mean for tourism.] Other details involved in issue given.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom

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