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Idle Reduction
Please Turn Engine Off

An engine that is burning fuel without performing work is idling. Sitting in traffic, picking up or dropping off passengers, warming up your car or engine are all examples of idling. Idling is inefficient because it burns fuel needlessly. In addition, idling puts wear and tear on an engine and contributes to air pollution-related health effects and climate change.

Idling is especially significant with diesel-powered trucks, buses and off-road equipment. That is because emission standards have lagged behind gasoline-powered vehicles and they tend to idle more due to the way they are used. School buses are a special concern because the emissions can be harmful to children whose respiratory systems are not fully developed. more…


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