The majority of regulatory activity is occurring in the Northeast, California and Texas, with regulations varying from one- to five-minute idling
limitations in addition to a number of exemption categories.
If you are idling
longer than 10 seconds, both you and the engine are better off if the engine is turned off and restarted.
If a car will be sitting for longer than 10 seconds, it will require less gas to restart the car than to leave it idling
for several minutes.
Air Pollution Ryan has a simple solution in mind for protecting students from this type of exposure: Turn the engines off rather than idling
These four schools were selected because of the prevalence of reported asthma among the student population and potential exposure to TRAP from nearby major roads and idling
school buses (Hochstetler et al.
Sixteen states, including California and Nevada, have already limited idling
times, some to as little as three minutes.
At some schools, cars in a long queue wait outside the building, many of them idling
During the operation, NYSDEC officers together with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection issued 43 tickets for excessive idling
and an additional 163 tickets to diesel truck operators for various air and safety regulation violations.
Kenworth said the Clean Power system may increase fuel economy by as much as 8% for drivers with high idling
A lot of this idling
happens after long stretches on the road.
If you have ever left your car's engine running while waiting to pick someone up, if you have ever been stuck in a traffic jam or if you have ever sat with your car idling
while waiting in line at a drive-through teller or restaurant, then you are part of the problem.
Restarting uses approximately the same amount of gasoline as idling
for 6 seconds with the A/C on.