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Old 22nd October 2019, 18:35   #1
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Default Idling drivers higher fines

Just seen this on TV...

I didn't even know this fine existed

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/i...ment-crackdown

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Earn money by reporting idling drivers...
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Just another tax(fine) on drivers
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Old 22nd October 2019, 19:01   #3
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...... was this not always a rule/law ? Perhaps not strictly enforced.
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Hmm,
Bright Blue, " right wing" think tank encouraging people to inform on each other, where have I read about that sort of behaviour before? 😱😱
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...... was this not always a rule/law ? Perhaps not strictly enforced.
Yes, it states toughen up and not before time but there are so many rules they canít all realistically be enforced
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Hmm,
Bright Blue, " right wing" think tank encouraging people to inform on each other, where have I read about that sort of behaviour before? ����
taking your train of thought, it could be considered you are against people reporting drink drivers, you are against people reporting violent assaults they witness or sexual assaults they witness. Could you clarify your stance on the issues I have referred to?

I often see engines idling such as at level crossings and wonder why

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The cut-out when not moving and auto re-start has been tried but received bad write-ups. It seems difficult to ask for voluntary operation when the auto application is less than popular. Surely there is reduced mpg if excessive fuel is needed to start the engine? The wear on starter motors must half their life at least.
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I live fairly close to school gates and we have an issue with inconsiderate parking at drop off and pick up times. I have experienced first hand the number of cars that sit with their engine running, in summer for aircon and winter for heating.
On one occasion last year I was working in my garage with the door open and the fumes from an idling engine were unbearable and I asked the driver to switch off, she looked at me as if I had two heads!
But it brought it home just how badly idling engines do effect the local environment. Our residents group are taking up the issue again with school and Council who up until now do not seem concerned.
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A few years ago I was driving in Switzerland and while sat at a train crossing and a local tapped on my window and told me to turn my engine off and pointed towards the sign.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 21:03   #10
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I myself never knew of such law even existed up until this evening, so as from tomorrow I will make sure I don't override/turn off the Stop/Start feature that's in our daily driver. Sometimes I tend to turn off this feature as I find it an annoyance, not so much an annoyance, but more an uncomfortable feeling as I cannot hear the engine ticking over... stupid really

Reporting idling drivers is already current in parts of America I see, exceptions are stopping at traffic lights, deicing your windscreen and idling on private property, and I'm sure there are others.

I guest engine idling for more than three minutes during an MOT test is allowed here in the UK then?
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