Council to dole out on-the-spot pollution fines
The council is going around like Al Capone dishing out these £20 fines in what is hoped will reverse global warming, or at least make Islington less pollutey.
It looks like other councils are likely to follow their lead and dish out fines ahoy, as the spectre of European environmental targets looms over it all.
Others are just saying it's not fair and acts as a 'stealth tax' to those who fail to switch their motors off when stationary.
Councils have had the power to issue penalties for idling in 2002 but the rule has not been widely enforced until now, as they were looking for further routes in how to rinse drivers.
Now officials from Islington Council in North London are wandering about issuing the on-the-spot fines, and will target buses, lorries and diesel cars willy nilly.
To add the wave of bad gas, Islington councillor Claudia Webbe said: "We are committed to improving air quality, which is why we are clamping down on idling buses, lorries and diesel cars."
"We need Boris Johnson to do his share by introducing a low-polluting bus fleet, and addressing the high number of polluting lorries that travel through our streets on a daily basis."