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Shutterstock/kryzhov Air pollution has a costly impact on people's health - under-14s and over-65s are the most at-risk.
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Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?
Ireland is facing a multi-million euro fine from the EU each year if it doesn’t reduce its emissions.

PARENTS IN THE UK are likely to be banned from leaving their cars’ engines on while waiting outside schools in an effort to prevent air pollution, the Telegraph reports.

The new guidelines suggest a ‘no idling’ policy should be implemented near where vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly gather, and could mean there would be fines for those that are caught breaking the rules.

As Ireland will face a massive €75-million fine each year if it doesn’t dramatically reduce its emissions, do you think a similar measure should be introduced here?

Do you think there should be specific zones where cars are banned from idling?

Poll Results:

Yes (6012)
No (1236)
I don't know (309)

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