Drivers who leave engines running could be fined.


Drivers who leave engines running could be fined.

Instant fines could be given to drivers who leave their engines running while they are parked. Michael Gove has backed calls for councils to the power to automatically fine drivers who are caught repeatedly idling.

Existing rules state that drivers can only be fined up to £80 if they ignore an initial warning from enforcement officers and many local authorities did not issue any fines for idling last year. Health secretary Matt Hancock said that tackling air pollution is a more pressing issue than improving the NHS. He supports local authorities banning cars with there engines running outside schools.

It is thought that air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths a year it is particularly dangerous for the elderly the young and people with lung conditions.

It is believed that Britains infrastructure tsar has put pressure on the chancellor to ban new diesel and petrol cars. By 2030 ten years earlier than was planned.

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