Why Idling Is A Problem
Most Canadians idle their vehicle for 5-10 minutes a day. Here are the main reasons why idling is a big problem:
Idling produces pollution.
Idling creates unnecessary pollution that is released into our environment, contributing to smog and poor air quality.
Idling affects our health.
Health Canada estimates that over 5,000 Canadians die prematurely each year due to air pollution. Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems are most sensitive to poor air quality.
Idling affects our environment.
The extra pollution contributes to climate change - putting Canada’s forests and water supplies at risk, and endangering plant and animal species.
Idling wastes fuel and money.
Idling a vehicle gets you 0.0 kilometres per litre fuel economy. Ten minutes of idling a day wastes an average of 100 litres of fuel a year.