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Ted calls for action over taxis leaving engines running Local Southfields councillor Ted Parton has called for Charnwood to take action over the number of taxi drivers who leave their engines running while their cars are stationary in Loughborough. “I realise that there is probably nothing that Charnwood can do in terms of forcing taxi drivers to switch off their engines”, commented Ted, “but it is an offence and given the amount of unnecessary pollution that it causes it would be nice if some consideration could be given to encouraging taxi drivers to obey the law. Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: ‘You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road’. Doing this can incur a £20 fixed-penalty fine under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2002. These regulations have been put in place to protect us from unnecessary pollution. The law applies equally to taxi operators.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
TED CALLS FOR ACTION OVER TAXIS LEAVING ENGINES RUNNING
Local Southfields councillor Ted Parton has called for Charnwood to take action over the number of taxi drivers who leave their engines running while their cars are stationary in Loughborough. “I realise that there is probably nothing that Charnwood can do in terms of forcing taxi drivers to switch off their engines”, commented Ted, “but it is an offence and given the amount of unnecessary pollution that it causes it would be nice if some consideration could be given to encouraging taxi drivers to obey the law. Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: ‘You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road’. Doing this can incur a £20 fixed-penalty fine under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2002. These regulations have been put in place to protect us from unnecessary pollution. The law applies equally to taxi operators.
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