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)
Argonne National Laboratory: Idle Reduction Information, Reducing Vehicle Idling & When it’s more efficient to turn off car
Colorado Engines Off Campaign: enginesoff.com