Spokane County is up to 33 schools now that are taking part in the ‘No-Idle Zone’ program! The program is aimed at informing parents of the impacts of vehicle idling and encourage them to not idle cars when dropping off and picking up children from school.
Research by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency shows that schools are a “hot spot” of vehicle idling. Schools that take part in the program send a letter and fact sheet home to parents along with a voluntary pledge form not to let their cars idle. There are also student activities and ‘No Idle Zone’ signs are provided for the school to post.