- 3 updates
- From 1 August council officers will issue on-the-spot fines for drivers who do not switch off their engines when asked
- Islington has been working with TfL to encourage high-polluting buses to switch off their engines when idling at bus stops
- Figures show over 200 deaths each year in Islington are caused by poor air quality
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.
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.