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    Idling motorists to get fined 20.00

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    papa_umau
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    Idling motorists to get fined 20.00

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 23 Mar 2015, 12:47 pm

    Motorists in Westminster who sit in a stationary car with the engine running and refuse to turn it off are to be fined 20.

    A team of traffic marshals will patrol the borough and ask car idlers to switch off their engines.

    The penalties will come into force on 1 May, as a "last resort".

    The BBC news report this, see the full story HERE




    I remember reading just a few months ago that anybody, anywhere, that was found sitting in a stationary car or other vehicle with the engine running would be prosecuted.

    What has changed here, in Westminster borough I wonder ?

    I guess that all of the vehicle-owners that have cars that use the automatic start/stop procedure - like me - will not have to worry about that eh ? Suspect


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    Re: Idling motorists to get fined 20.00

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 Mar 2015, 12:26 pm

    That's simple Paps.

    It is just another way to get money out of the pockets of the car-owners.

    I bet that there will be none, or very few, lorries or buses done this way.

    One other point:

    Many people who can only afford old cars and who struggle to keep them MOT'd and on the road will often be afraid of switching off the car's engine for fear of not getting it started again.

    Not all of us can be lucky enough to be able to afford to buy a new car that has "auto-stop" on it.

    If the cap fits Paps, you are just going to have to wear it.
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    Re: Idling motorists to get fined 20.00

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 Mar 2015, 1:01 pm

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...nasty. Very Happy

    But of course you are dead right there that not everybody can afford to buy or run a car that starts easily every time or that starts automatically with the "Start-Stop" system.

    I am certainly lucky as far as that is concerned. Razz


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