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Based on the TRL findings, in one day if 50% of all cars in London idled at a set of traffic lights for just one minute, nearly 30,000 kg of CO2 would be released. 

TRL’s Olivia Cairns and Richard Cuerden join the Auto Futures Podcast to call for all local UK authorities to replicate London’s Engine Off initiative in a bid to persuade changes of driver behaviour nationwide. 

The Idling Action London campaign uses data from a recent TRL study which highlighted the major problem faced in highly urbanised areas. TRL is advocating the use of its evidence-based approach by local authorities to nurture these initiatives and create new ones, using local real-world data as the basis for a consistent nationwide approach to changing driver behaviour.

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