Car idling

Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health, and has been receiving increased media coverage in recent months. Research by King’s College London estimated that it contributed to around 9,500 deaths a year in London in 2010, and it has been proven to cause illnesses ranging from eczema and itchy eyes to cancer and lung disease.

About engine idling

Idling a car is running a vehicle's engine when it is not in motion. Leaving engines running while stationary is simply an unnecessary source of air pollution. And combating this is particularly important in locations where there are high numbers of idling vehicle engines, such as outside schools and hospitals and by bus stops.