Unaccompanied minors under 16 will be subject to a curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for New Year’s Eve in the greater Strasbourg area, according to a decree taken by the Bas-Rhin prefecture on Monday.
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The Bas-Rhin prefecture issued a decree on Monday, December 13, to establish a curfew for unaccompanied minors under the age of 16 on New Year’s Eve in the greater Strasbourg area, reports France Bleu Alsace. This curfew will be in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in seven municipalities in the outer suburbs of the Alsatian metropolis, including Strasbourg.
The purpose of this measure is to limit the phenomena of “violence and urban degradation regularly observed on New Year’s Eve”, like “the fire of vehicles and urban furniture”, explains the prefecture. The use of fireworks also causes many injuries every year, and young people “13 to 16 years old” are particularly involved.
“I appeal to the responsibility of each parent”, reacted on France Bleu Alsace Danielle Dambach, the mayor of Schiltigheim, one of the municipalities concerned.
The prefecture has also decided to ban all types of firecrackers, including category C1 such as “finger snaps”. Last year, a 25-year-old young man died in Boofzheim, south of Strasbourg on the German border, killed by mortar fire.