Laura Laker March 14 2016
Curbs on diesel vehicles needed say campaigners amid concerns of a “very high” 10/10 pollution spike due to last all week in the capital…
London needs to implement emergency restrictions on diesel vehicles, say campaigners, as the capital suffers a “very high” 10/10 particle pollution episode, which could last all week.
Simon Birkett, founder and director of the campaign organisation Clean Air in London, told road.cc diesel engines, which produce 90-95% of the most dangerous particulates and gases, need to be targeted during episodes of high air pollution.
He says people weren’t sufficiently warned of the event, where particulates reached the maximum 10/10 score, or encourage people not to drive in the city centre, where vehicle exhaust is compounding a national air pollution spike.