Zelaya Complies with Car Ban

Honduran officials say a new no-drive law is keeping 60,000 cars off the road a day, despite nationwide protests.

The measure requiring residents to leave their cars home one day a week went into effect Monday and is expected to save US$80 million in energy costs.

But it has met widespread opposition, and Tegucigalpa Mayor Ricardo Alvarez is offering free legal service to help fight the US$35 fines.

Honduras President Manuel Zelaya says he’ll ride a motorcycle to work to comply.

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