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Engine idling (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

What priority is given by the Metropolitan Police towards engine idling, given that only 3 such offences were detected in the three years covering 2016, 2017 & 2018?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are working with Transport for London’s (TfL) enforcement officers to tackle the problem of engine idling. Given that existing regulations are not effective for enforcement against idling, we are focused on educating drivers and encouraging compliance, and lobbying government for stronger enforcement powers.

Please also see my response to Mayor's Question 2019/19677