John C wrote:Various Southwark documents on the web, including from 2010:
7.14 Vehicle driver who leave their engine running when unnecessary make a contribution to air
pollution. It is an offence under Regulation 98 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)
Regulations 1986 for vehicles left idling unnecessarily whilst stationary. The Road Traffic
(Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 1986 for vehicles left idling unnecessarily whilst stationary.
The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty)(England) Regulations 2002 enable
local authority authorised persons to request vehicle users to switch off engines when parked
and to issue fixed penalty notices to those who refuse to co-operate. It is a requirement of
Regulation 88 of the Road vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, as amended,
that drivers switch off engines in parked vehicles. Fixed penalty fines of £20 can be issued in
7.15 There are several locations within Southwark where drivers tend to leave their engines
running, these are primarily bus and coach stands but also outside schools. We will support
the Mayor’s policy to make London a ‘no idling zone’ and undertake a publicity campaign
followed by enforcement to reduce this activity in Southwark.
Southwark will, following a publicity campaign, undertake enforcement on idling engines at
hotspots within the borough.'
No idea if it's been put into practice at any particular 'hotspot' or if there has ever been the preliminary publicity campaign. Over to you, councillors?
boroughpaul wrote:i would have thought the forces of the law had more pressing concerns
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