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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.
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