Vancouver bans idling
Like Montreal and other canadian cities, Vancouver area municipalities have passed anti-idling bylaws to improve air quality, especially in residential neighbourhoods. The laws impose fines on drivers who keep the engine running without moving for more than three minutes at a time. While it may be convenient to keep the motor on while waiting to pick up the kids at school or comfortable to have the air conditioning going on a hot summer day, idling motors contribute to the level of air pollution in our neighbourhoods. Anti-idling bylaws force people to think twice about wasteful behaviour.
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