Myths & Facts
Vehicle idling costs you money, harms your health, and the environment.
The practice of vehicle idling results in high running costs and air pollution levels for drivers. By reducing the number of cars idling on Central Scotland’s roads, we can all cut down on pollution and fuel wastage – which will save you money.
When it comes to vehicle idling, there are a series of myths in circulation.
Some believe that restarting the engine uses more fuel, but an engine restart can use only the equivalent amount of fuel as 10 seconds of idling. So if you’re going to be idling for longer than 10 seconds, you are better to switch off your engine.