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Bumpy road to cleaner transport

Raising diesel duty puts Singapore on course for a healthier, more liveable environment. But more can be done, such as pegging COEs' lifespan to mileage instead of years.

Reintroducing diesel duty at the pumps is the right thing to do despite complaints that it will lead to rising costs.

Wasteful - and pollutive - habits on the road have gone on for too long. These include prolonged engine idling, which is against the law but hard to enforce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Bumpy road to cleaner transport'. Print Edition | Subscribe