SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine in ten Seoulites support a seasonal fine dust restriction program, according to a recent study.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an online survey of 1,000 citizens, 90.4 percent of whom said that a seasonal fine dust restriction program should be implemented.
The program focuses on tackling fine dust when it reaches severe levels between December and March.
The program includes restricting gas emission level 5 vehicles from driving at all times, raising fees at public parking lots, and imposing stricter regulations on businesses that emit air pollutants during periods of severe fine dust.
At 95.8 percent, the vast majority of the respondents said that fine dust is a serious problem, while 54.8 percent said that fine dust is mainly caused by automobiles.
The majority of respondents called for restricting level 5 vehicles from driving (68.6 percent) and imposing stronger management regulations for business that generate emissions.
More respondents supported restricting level 5 vehicles (72.8 percent) than those who did not (11.2 percent).
Likewise, for raising public parking fees, more respondents supported the idea (48.6 percent) than those who did not (35.2 percent).
In a vote conducted at the Civil Debate Session on the Seasonal Fine Dust Program held in Seoul Square on Saturday, 96 percent of a total of 1,000 participants supported the seasonal fine dust program.
The respondents were divided, however, on the question of when and how the restriction of level 5 cars should be implemented.
H. M. Kang (email@example.com)