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EPA plans to fine motorists for running engines during long stops

EPA plans to fine motorists for running engines during long stops

The Environmental Protection Administration is planning to fine motorists and motorcyclists a minimum of NT$5,000 for not turning off their engines when making temporary stops of more than three minutes, an EPA official said yesterday.
Chuang Hsun-cheng, a section chief of the EPA's Department of Air Quality Protection and Noise Control, said that a study has shown that if the motorists and motorcyclists fail to turn off their engines when making temporary stops for an accumulated 30 minutes per day, they will spend an additional NT$18,000 on gasoline and produce 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
In a bid to cut gasoline consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, the EPA is planning to launch a campaign July 1 to advise motorists and motorcyclists to turn off their engines when making temporary stops, Chuang said.


Updated : 2021-10-18 23:13 GMT+08:00