Left the engine running – pay! Drivers stunned by new penalties

Не выключил двигатель - плати! Водителей ошеломили новыми штрафами

To drivers Parking their cars with the engines idling, can apply more strict rules and charge a higher penalty – provided that the new proposals of the Cabinet Minister are adopted, writes avtovod.

The Minister of transport of the UK Chris Grayling has announced that it will hold a public consultation. First things first, with the goal of improving air quality in areas where a lot of parked cars, for example, at schools, at taxi stands or bus stations. Despite the fact that the right to fine for such Parking by local authorities is already there, the transport Ministry wants to tighten the rules.

The default penalty is?20, but in specialized Ministry offered to increase this figure to 80, under the condition of repeated violations. However, among the legislators and there are proposals regarding the increase to 100.

In may, member of Parliament Jesse Norman, who at the time was the Minister of transport, said his Department is “seriously considering” the problem of vehicle idling; and the representative of the city Council of Westminster confirmed and the Ministry of transport, and the city Council met to discuss the issue. Now the problem has been brought to the knowledge of the public.

By prior arrangement, initially the so-called Parking patrols will carry on with violators of the conversation and demand off idle. Penalties will only be applied against those who refuse to obey orders.