CLAMP DOWN

Living France - - Decouvrez -

Paris trans­port author­i­ties have launched a cam­paign to clamp down on trav­ellers evad­ing travel costs after a re­port by the state au­di­tor found that dodg­ing fares on the Métro, trains and trams costs €366 mil­lion a year. New pow­ers for ticket in­spec­tors means they can now en­force a law pre­vent­ing peo­ple from re­port­ing on the pres­ence of a ticket inspector and can de­tain fare dodgers for up to four hours if they fail to present ID. Those who try to by­pass con­trols can face up to two months in prison and risk a fine of €7,500.

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