One Utah town has updated their rules to allow for only one minute of idling with a fine of up to $750.
This week, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released an updated list of state and local idling regulations to help truckers avoid costly fines.
The ATRI’s updated list of idling regulations rules features newly enacted regulations for six cities as well as a complete list of already existing idling regulations.
Two of the most eyebrow-raising new idling regulations include:
- Madison, Wisconsin — Five-minute idling limit with limited exemptions, one of which is if the temperature is less than 20ºF or more than 90ºF. Fines for violation can range from $25 to $200.
- Sandy City, Utah — One-minute idling limit with limited exemptions. Violators will be given up to three warnings before a citation not exceeding $750 can be issued.
“Even though enforcement tends to vary among jurisdictions, with areas such as California and New York City being more active, the regulations highlight communities that are concerned about emissions from idling vehicles,” explained Mike Tunnell, ATRI’s Director of Environmental Research.
“We urge trucking companies to be aware of these regulations not only to comply and avoid fines but to be good neighbors in the communities in which they operate,” Tunnel added.
You can view the updated list of idling regulations below.
You can visit the ATRI’s website directly to view a more comprehensive version of the list above.