IDLING VEHICLES IS THE #1 MOST COMMON FORMS OF ‘UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTION’ THAT AFFECTS YOUR COMMUNITY AND OUR FAMILY. IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE EASIEST TO STOP. WE HAVE THE KEY!
Most of us were taught that it wastes more gas to turn a car off and on than to let it idle, but with the electronic ignitions that are ubiquitous today, that is no longer the case. Idling not only wastes gas (and gas money!), it also contributes needlessly to air pollution. An idling vehicle releases as much pollution as a car that is driving, and the pollution from vehicle exhaust has been linked to asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, heart disease, increased risk of infections and cancer and other health problems.
What is preventing us from solving this problem is a mix of mis-information and myths, lack of education on the issue, lack of motivation to change, and the human natural instinct to hold onto old habits.
Idling vehicles contribute to these problems:
- Air pollution
- Global warming
- Fuel crisis
And idling contributes to these health issues:
- Heart disease
- Stress, headaches, and nausea