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Officers take zero option

SCMP – Laisee – 3 April 2012

Good to see that the Environmental Protection Department is tackling the task of cracking down on idling engines with the same zeal it applies to improving the quality of the city’s air. The idling engine law came into effect on December 15 last year. James Middleton, the chairman of Clear the Air, recently asked the department how many fixed-penalty tickets it had issued to motorists. In a written reply, the department revealed it had issued a staggering total of zero fines. “In general, the drivers are co-operative,” it said. One can only surmise that one of the requirements for an enforcement officer is seriously impaired vision

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