HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c74W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now take steps to ensure that powers are made available to the Metropolitan police to take action against coach drivers who abandon their coaches with their engines running.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

It is an offence under the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 to leave a motor vehicle unattended on a road unless the engine is stopped except in specified circumstances. It is also an offence to leave a vehicle on the road in contravention of parking restrictions irrespective of whether the engine is left running. The Commissioner has informed me that his officers take appropriate enforcement action where offences are detected.

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