Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle parked. Everyday in the U.S. millions of cars and trucks idle needlessly, sometimes for hours.
Idling tailpipes release the same pollutants as those from moving cars. Nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds are the main health-harming pollutants in vehicle emissions.
Breathing exhaust fumes increase the risk of serious illnesses including:
New Hampshire regulations help to minimize the health and environmental impacts of idling by establishing a limit on the amount of time that engines are permitted to idle. If the outside temperature is above 32 ° F, maximum idling time is 5 minutes. If the outside temperature is between –10°F and 32°F, maximum idling time is 15 minutes. Below –10°F there is no limit.
Being Idle-Free Saves $ and improves air quality and the health of generations to come
Turn the Key, Be Idle-Free!