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Idling Drivers Could Face Higher Fines Under New Government Crackdown

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July 3  |  News  |   amybelfon

Drivers that leave their engine running while parked could face tougher penalties under new proposals. Vehicle idling is a major factor in poor air quality and the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, is looking at increasing fines for idlers outside schools particularly.

Councils already have the power to fine drivers but the Government are desperate to put a stop to unnecessary air pollution. Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and children are vulnerable to a wide range of health problems due to pollution.

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