Search

Reader letter: Enforce current motoring rules before making more petty restrictions

PUBLISHED: 10:52 11 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 11 March 2018

A day of mist and pollution in Norwich. Picture: Simon Finlay

A day of mist and pollution in Norwich. Picture: Simon Finlay

Archant Norfolk.

Motorists are being threatened with a £20 fine if they do not turn off their car engines in certain areas of the city.

This is surely discrimination by Norwich City Council against drivers in certain areas of the city and apparently no action being taken in others, such as the Inner Link Road and Grapes Hill in particular.

More: City centre drivers who idle engines while stopped may face £20 fines

Maybe this is because these are areas where the council has failed to provide an adequate traffic flow and the increased pollution is their fault.

Then we have the increasing number of traffic calming measures, recognised nationally as causing increased pollution. I thought I understood the government was considering the removal of such and was going to stand the cost but as yet nothing has happened and Norwich City Council is imposing yet further pollution on us by carrying out yet more unnecessary schemes and wasting yet more money.

It is high time our councillors took a good hard look at pollution and started enforcing the present regulations before embarking on more petty restrictions and at what cost?


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Norwich Evening News. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Norwich Evening News