Gentlemen (and Ladies), Stop Your Engines!
CCSAA idling policy
The drivers of vehicles hold the key to improved air quality, public health, and a cleaner environment by limiting engine idling when their vehicle is not in motion.
The best way to warm up the vehicle is to drive it and that no more than 30 seconds of idling on winter days is necessary to warm the engine;
Scientific research has shown that every hour of idling wastes a half gallon of fuel and emits 9.7 pounds of carbon dioxide as well as other air pollutants;
Frequent restarting has little impact on engine parts such as the battery and starter motor and;
Studies show that idling more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine;
On behalf of the members of the Cross Country Ski Areas Association, their guests, their employees, and the neighbors in the surrounding vicinity, it is requested that all resorts that offer cross country skiing as a form of recreation, endorse and enforce a policy regarding the limitation of vehicle idling, including the use of informational signs.
Adopted 11/18/08 by the CCSAA Board.
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