The Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Mamaroneck, the Village of Larchmont and the City of Rye are joining forces for the Sound Shore “No Idling Day” on April 23. 2012.
The idea is to educate everyone about the harmful effects of engine idling and the local laws prohibiting it.
Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson writes,
“Idling vehicles create air pollution that is hazardous to human health, especially children. Idling wastes gasoline and damages the environment. The US EPA has identified idling as a major contributor to particulate material emissions. Exposure to vehicle exhaust increases the risk of cancer, lung disease and asthma. Children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution because their lungs are still developing and they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults do.”
So turn it off April 23 and whenever you can.