Autumn Newsletter Issue 03 – 16.10.2020
16th October 2020
As we’re now getting colder days, could parents parking in Kineton Green Road, Brookvale Road or Meadow Grove please remember not to sit with your engines idling.
Kineton Green schoolchildren crossing the road can’t hear the engines of moving cars over your stationary car’s engine, increasing the risk they will be run over and killed. Please do not sit in your car with your engine running.
The drivers could be fined as it’s against the ‘must not’ highway code Rule 123: Highway code Rules 103 – 158
The RAC go into more detail here: RAC Idling Emissions Advice
The Royal College of Physicians estimate 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollutionEvery breath we take lifelong impact air pollution>, with engine idling contributing to this.
Idling increases the amount of exhaust fumes in the air. These fumes contain a number of harmful gasses including carbon dioxide, which is bad for the environment and contributes towards climate change, as well as a range of other harmful gasses including nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons which are linked to asthma and other lung diseases.