Motorists urged to cut their engines at busy crossroads


Motorists are being encouraged to help improve air quality in Hassocks by turning off their engines while waiting for the traffic lights at Stonepound Crossroads.

West Sussex County Council has installed new ‘cut engine – cut pollution’ signs on each of the four approaches to the crossroads, to remind drivers that they can reduce pollution by turning off their car’s engine when in stationary traffic.

Overall, Mid Sussex meets all the necessary levels of air quality. However, Stonepound Crossroads in Hassocks has slightly poorer air quality due to the volume of passing and queueing traffic and the road layout of the area.

The new signage is part of series of actions recommended by Mid Sussex District Council in its Air Quality Action Plan for the Hassocks area.