The mayor has just submitted bold plans to clean up London's air. Along with his initiatives I suggest a very simple change that should have an immediate impact: Forcing vehicles to switch off the ignition when waiting.
The number of vans and lorries in this city is astounding, most of which are making deliveries 24/7. Leaving the engine running whilst idle adds to the city's pollution, along with noise pollution.
It seems Westminster council has already banned this and is handing out £80 fines. This should really be implemented throughout all councils and... actually enforced!
Like many Londoners I'm sick of seeing drivers going through red lights, on their phones or committing a number of other offenses without getting caught. No fines and no points lost.
What's the point in having laws if we can't enforce them?
As a last suggestion, how about a system where anyone can use their phone to capture these incidents as they're occurring, upload them to a website where they're checked and fines sent out accordingly?