RYE, N.Y. - The City of Rye Police Department has released an advisory regarding the prohibition of idling vehicles within the city. According to the city code, vehicles that are left idling for longer than three minutes are subject to citations from the police.
The issue was addressed at Wednesday evening's City Council meeting by council member Richard Phillipi.
"While the weather hasn't been particularly cold, the police department asks us to remind ourselves not to idle our cars for more than three minutes," Phillipi said. "It increases pollution, it damages your car and you could get a ticket for it, so please be aware of that."
In addition to the reasons outlined by council member Phillipi, the police department stated that with today's technology, newer cars do not need to be warmed up unless the temperature dips below 0 degrees.
The police also ask that residents use extreme caution when in school zones, since vehicle exhaust can be especially hazardous to children.
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