Fines re­duce cases of idling en­gines

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION | DIGEST -

The num­ber of com­plaints against idling en­gines of sta­tion­ary ve­hi­cles has dropped from 1,802 last year to 1,000 in the first 11 months of the year, in­di­cat­ing the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Or­di­nance, which came into op­er­a­tion on Dec 15, 2011, is hav­ing an ef­fect. Sec­re­tary for the En­vi­ron­ment Wong Kam-sing said traf­fic war­dens of the po­lice and the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion In­spec­tors (EPIs) of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment have taken 667 joint en­force­ment ac­tions since the or­di­nance came into ef­fect. The of­fi­cers timed 3,070 ve­hi­cles and is­sued fixed penal­ties to 86 driv­ers. The re­main­ing driv­ers ei­ther switched off the en­gines or drove their ve­hi­cles away im­me­di­ately.

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