Cars running idle for a long period during hot summer

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I think we should fine drivers who keep their cars running idle for a long period (A midday break to benefit everyone, June 19).
Very often we get to see expensive cars with their engines on, without a driver inside and probably locked from the outside using a spare key.
The sight is common in front of major offices and shopping areas. This is a waste of valuable energy and may present a danger during the hot summer.
People ignore advice on this issue, just to avoid a few minutes of sitting inside a hot car – something they could easily overcome by driving for a few minutes with open windows.
I think the authorities should ensure that Mawaqif inspectors fine drivers those who do this.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
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