A Bill to target idling vehicles at the roadside and reduce air pollution will be introduced by the Government.
The Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penality) Bill will be introduced to the Legislative Council on April 28. The Bill requires drivers to switch off engines while the vehicles are stationary on the road or in a car park.
A study done previous to this proposal showed extensive public support for such a measure.
The prohibitions in the Bill will apply to all motor vehicles powered by petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas. The fixed penalty for disregarding this prohibition will be $320.
The press release can be found here.
The original text of the proposed bill to ban engine idling is here.