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2006-01-03 14:19:39

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Stockholm's first day of a congestion charging experiment proved a success in reducing traffic on Tuesday when the number of vehicles entering the city center dropped by about a sixth. The test run in the Swedish capital, involving a maximum charge of 60 crowns ($7.50) a day, will last until July and Stockholm residents will vote in September on whether to make the world's most extensive congestion charging system permanent. "Traffic in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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