Stop Idling

Why are idling vehicles a problem?

  • Vehicle exhaust is hazardous to human health, especially children’s. Studies have linked pollution from vehicles to increased rates of cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma and allergies.
  • Idling wastes gas and costs money. Idling uses more gas every 10 seconds than restarting your car. And excessive idling is hard on your car’s engine.
  • Idling pollutes. An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollutants than one traveling at 30 miles per hour.

For more information visit:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection: Idling Fact Sheet (PDF)stopthesoot.org & Idling: What’s the Problem? (PDF)
Colorado Engines Off Campaign:  enginesoff.com