© LanaElcova It’s about time more cities did this. Where I live, the law against leaving a car running for more than one minute is probably the most ignored in the City, although with Toronto police it is hard to tell which car-related law they don’t ignore. Other cities are tougher; in New York, there is a reward program for tipsters that pays out 25 percent of the fines and people are making good money snitching. In London, they have had anti-idling laws for years, but drivers got a warning first, and could only be fined if they ignored it and stayed put for another minute. That’s now been changed, and they are cracking down; according to the Times, Drivers could face a £20 on-the-spot fine for leaving engines running when parked. All 32 London boroughs will step up enforcement of engine idling, with council officers challenging drivers. Volunteers will also be recruited to take part. The scheme will begin in the City of London from today before spreading to the rest of the capital. Letting an internal combustion engine idle puts out a lot of pollutants; according to the Times, emissions in congested areas could be cut by […]


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