This is a message from the Bigelow Green Team:
“Anti-idling signs are now posted around the school. It is against the law to sit in a parked car with a running engine and it pollutes our air. Kids – tell your parents to turn their engines off while they wait for you!”
The Bigelow Green Team ordered anti-idling signs from the MassDEP Green Team in December and the signs were installed by the City on January 28th.
What is idling? It is when a driver leaves a vehicle running while parked. (And all the unhealthy fumes pollute the surrounding air).
More on idling at Newton Safe Routes to School.
More on car pollution and health:
BBC: VIDEO: How do you breathe less pollution on school run?
I Turn It Off: VIDEO: Vehicle Idling at Schools