'Who would police it?' - Echo readers don't think councils should act against drivers who leave their engines running when parked

An RAC survey says more than 70% of people want to see a crackdown against motorists who leave their engines running when parked – but do Echo readers agree?

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 12:10 pm

We asked readers if they think councils should be taking action against drivers who leave their engines running when parked.

A recent RAC survey found than 72% of people agreed they wanted to see a crackdown on the issue.

But more than 60% of over 1,000 Echo readers say they don’t think action should be taken against the people who do this.

We asked: As an RAC survey reveals that 72% of people want to see a crackdown against motorists who leave their engines running when parked, we want to know ... Do you think councils should take action against drivers who do this?

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Here’s what Sunderland Echo readers had to say on the matter:

Philip Robson: “And who exactly will monitor and police this - they can’t even sort out mobile phone users, red light dodgers, illegal bus lane users and speeding vehicles .”

Kevin Barker: “Another pointless survey there are x millions of cars in the UK and how do you expect the council to police all those.”

Dave Franks: “Another money making scam for the council.”

Ashleigh Duncan: “Think they should crack down on the numerous traffic offences committed by people during the school run times parking on zigzag markings, parking on junctions – the endless is list.”

These results were recorded at 9pm on Monday, October 7.

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