Drivers told to switch off idle engines in Islington

Islington Council is cracking down on idling vehicles that churn out unnecessary pollution, in what is thought to be the first campaign of its type in the UK.

Enforcement officers are tackling hotspots in the borough, informing and educating drivers about the advantages of turning off their engine.

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Drivers urged to switch off idle engines in Islington

Islington Council is cracking down on idling vehicles that churn out pollution, in what is thought to be the first campaign of its type in the UK.

Fumes blown out of exhaust pipe Credit: PA

Enforcement officers are targeting areas such as traffic lights to inform and educate drivers about the advantages of turning off their engine. An idling engine can release as much pollution into the air as a moving vehicle.

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