Turn it Off! No-Idling Initiative
General Idling Information
Idling is a growing concern because vehicle emissions are a major
contributor to ground level ozone. Ground level ozone is especially dangerous
to sensitive groups such as children, the elderly and people with heart or lung
defects. Idling can also take a toll on your vehicles performance. By turning
off your engine you can protect your health and your wallet.
Read General Idling Information.
No Idling Toolkit - Schools
This toolkit is designed to help
schools reduce and/or eliminate idling on school property using the
collaboration of students and faculty. This detailed program is designed for 7th grade
curriculums, incorporates numerous state competency goals, and has proven to be
a powerful tool in reducing idling. Many
of the lesson plans could be used for other grades as well, or as an after school activity for multiple
Make your school idle free!
Heavy Duty Vehicles
Under current North Carolina law, drivers of heavy duty vehicles are not allowed to idle their vehicle more than 5 minutes within a 60 minute period. Find out more about what vehicles are included and a view a list of allowable exemptions under this new rule.