And finally… two-wheel drive

Car adverts will be required to include a message encouraging viewers to walk or cycle instead of driving under a new French law.

Under regulations coming into effect from March, all types of car adverts will have to include messages like “Think about carpooling” and “Take public transit daily”, CTV News reports.

The messages have been compared to those already included on adverts for alcoholic drinks or gambling in most European countries.

Barbara Pompili, France’s minister for ecological transition, said: “Decarbonising transportation is not only switching to electric vehicles. It’s also using, when possible, public transit or bicycles.”

Companies which fail to abide by the new regulations will face fines of up to €50,000.

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