Diesel Vans Has a Long History in the UK
Drivers of less polluting cars need to cover the whole of Birmingham from next June as part of a scheme to combat air pollution. The plan should have come into force last June but has unfortunately been postponed by a few weeks only after some motorists reported difficulties in ordering up-to-date tickets in advance. It seems, however, that the problems caused by heavy traffic on motorways in Birmingham could be solved as the scheme is set to go live from July.
The new scheme,
called Clean Air Zones, will work as follows. On one mile by one-mile buffer located between the motorway and the city center, cleaners will be deployed. These drivers will park their cars and wait for the next “zone” to begin. Once all vehicles are in this one-mile buffer, the “cleaner” vehicle will remove their car cover and start their engines to reduce any pollution that could result. Cleaners will then report any polluting vehicles in the future.
The problem caused by heavy vehicle
traffic in the UK is that it makes many residents nervous about what they might be doing when their children or dogs go outside. This is why the Birmingham and Manchester city councils have combined their plans into a “Regional Air Pollution Reduction Scheme”. The results are being hailed as a major step forward towards cleaner streets and a safer city. The plans will also help the two cities improve air quality throughout the region. This is important because the results of a recent study showed that many people living in areas of Greater Manchester, which were suffering from severe smog problems were suffering from lung cancer. Also, people living in Birmingham and the surrounding areas had to suffer from breathing problems as well as suffering from headaches.
According to figures released earlier this year,
there has been a significant increase in the number of diesel vans that are on the road in the UK. One of the reasons for this is the fact that local authorities have passed a motion which allows local authorities to allow car manufacturers to run diesel vans on city roads without any compulsory measures being taken up by them. There have been several reports in the past few months where cars are emitting unhealthy levels of air pollution. These diesel vans cause the most problems because they are the worst kind of car to run on petrol.
This is because petrol cars
tend to release more harmful emissions when they are running compared to other types of vehicles on the road. Diesel fuel emits higher amounts of carbon monoxide and also nitrogen oxide when running and these are some of the most dangerous pollutants that we can find in the air. Nitrogen oxide is especially dangerous because it can trigger an asthma attack in people with certain medical problems. It is also extremely harmful to young children. This is the reason why it is so important to reduce the level of nitrogen oxide in the air and so that you do not have to worry about your child suffering from an asthma attack. These kinds of fumes are the major cause of bad-smelling gases that are released from cars and this is known as smog.
It is estimated that about thirty-five million UK cars
were sold in September and October of this year. With all the pollution problems that we face as a country, we have been able to reduce the amount of pollution in our environment through various methods. Diesel-powered cars are one of the methods that have been used to reduce the number of harmful emissions that have been emitted into the atmosphere. Carmakers have been working hard to try and reduce the amount of air pollution that is being produced by cars and September and October was a major month for the reduction of harmful emissions.