NO 2 idling Petition

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New idling law to protect the most vulnerable

A fine for idling can only be issued if a driver refuses to switch off their engine once a council officer has asked them to and waited two minutes (equivalent to 300 balloons filling with harmful chemicals including cyanide). Restarting a vehicle engine produces less emissions than idling for 10 seconds yet drivers caught idling are always given a two minute grace period to switch off or drive away.

We need new idling law, a legal limit for how long drivers can idle an engine and enforcement that is fit for purpose. Adults must no longer be allowed to poison children and our planet with this unnecessary burning of fuel.

New idling law would ensure the owner of an idling vehicle is issued one warning with information about air pollution, climate change & the law and if the vehicle is caught idling again the owner would receive an instant and substantial fine.