“Turn It Off” Anti-Idling Campaign

This campaign is aimed to stop unnecessary vehicle idling and educate drivers on the effects of irresponsible vehicle idling.

M.E.V.O. needs as much help as we can get!

All throughout March, M.E.V.O. is organizing “volunteer recruitment sign-ups”, designed to expand the volunteer population of M.E.V.O. and to raise awareness for M.E.V.O.’s newest campaign!

Did you know?

Idling for only 10 seconds uses more gas then it takes to restart the car.

Contrary to popular belief, turning a car on and off will not harm the engine.

In two minutes, an idling car burns enough gas to travel one mile.

Idling can damage engines.

-Engine isn’t at peak operating temperature.

-Fuel doesn’t undergo complete combustion.

-Idling leaves fuel residues that can contaminate engine oil and damage engine parts.

-Excessive idling can allow water to condense in vehicle’s exhaust.

Fuel injected vehicles don’t require idling, unlike carburetor engines of the past.

Check out these sites for more information on Idling!

Stop the Soot – NJDEP – http://www.state.nj.us/dep/stopthesoot/index.htm

Clean Water Action – Idle Free New Jersey – http://cleanwateraction.org/idlefreenj

EPA Compilation of Anti-Idling Regulations – http://www.epa.gov/smartway/documents/420b06004.pdf

PS Clean Air Agency – http://www.pscleanair.org/actions/vehicles/individuals.aspx

How clean is YOUR air? Check out the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s website http://www.state.nj.us/dep/airmon/ for a daily reading of your region’s air quality.