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In December of 2010, the city of Beijing, China, announced that it would enforce a measure that restricts vehicle registrations to a mere 240,000, or one-third of the number recorded in 2010. That may sound harsh, but the move is aimed at curbing the city's chronic gridlock and reducing its unsafe levels of air pollution.

Late last week, the city of Beijing, China, announced that it would enforce a measure that restricts vehicle registrations. The move is aimed at tackling the city's traffic congestion and improving its overall air quality. The law limits 2011 vehicle registrations to a mere 240,000, or one-third of the number recorded in 2010.