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Ozone Alert in New York City: We warn children, the
elderly and people with heart and lung conditions to keep off of city
streets until air quality has improved. We suggest that motorists might use mass transit.

Ozone Alert in Italy, Germany, and other European Union cities: They ban cars, trucks and scooters from city streets until air quality improves, putting the onus on polluters rather than those most vulnerable to the pollution.

  • mfs

    in addition, the warning is on the highway, when you’re already on the road!

  • AD

    In addition, the grammar is wrong. Shouldn’t it be “Car pool or use mass transit”? Who’s with me on that?

  • Mitch

    It should say: “today, you should have carpooled or used mass transit.”

    Or maybe:

    “Today is an ozone alert day, and it’s YOUR fault!”

  • The billboard should say:

    Today Pay $25 to Drive on This Expressway.

  • Adapted from cigarette labels:

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Automobile Exhaust Can Cause Cancers Of The Mouth And Throat, Even If You Do Not Drive.

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Automobile Exhaust Can Cause Lung Cancer And Heart Disease.

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Automobile Exhaust Increases The Risk of Infertility, Stillbirth And Low Birth Weight.

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Automobile Exhaust Increases The Risk Of Lung Cancer And Heart Disease, Even In Non-drivers.

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