Reducing pollution from vehicles
What you can do to reduce pollution from vehicles if you are motorist or vehicle operator:
- Make sure your vehicle is regularly maintained by checking the tuning, emission controls and tyre pressures
- Don't make any unnecessary journeys, short trips use a lot of fuel, especially if the engine is cold. Walk cycle or use public transport more
- Drive more slowly.
- Drive more gently. Hard acceleration and sudden stops increases fuel consumption
- Switch off the engine if you are stuck in traffic for more than a minute.
Switch off your engine
Transport for London have launched a campaign, 'switch off your engine'. In a bid to reduce harmful emissions, motorists are being encouraged to switch off their engines when parked, loading or waiting at the roadside for more than a minute.