Idling Awareness Day

17th May 

Reduce Emissions

Extend the life of your vehicle

Save money on fuel and maintenance

Protect the health of others

idling awareness day

Be a part of the Solution,

Not a part of the Pollution.

Despite some cities having campaigned against engine idling – unnecessarily keeping a vehicle engine running when stationary on the road - nearly one-fifth (24%) of those interviewed strongly agreed that they did not know what the term referred to.


This is despite engine idling being a habit that results in tonnes of noxious chemicals being pumped out of vehicle exhausts and into the environment totally unnecessarily and the fact that engine idling contributes to the 40,000 deaths a year in the UK, which are caused by air pollution.[i]




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The message is simple


The message behind Idling Awareness Day is that drivers taking the simple action of turning their engines off, until ready to move again, would help air quality, particularly at key times, such as when children are walking to or from school.

HH Driveright hopes to plant the seed in drivers heads that ‘keeping on running’ is not the right thing to do.

Idling on the school run

More than 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting the engine, thanks to fuel-injection systems. So turn off your engine whenever you are waiting.

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Make a change

Drivers who regularly engage in engine idling are being asked to adopt a new habit and make a conscious effort to switch off their engines whilst stationary, at those times when leaving the engine running is totally unnecessary. Making this small change in driving behaviour will contribute to a cleaner environment and better health and also help save money on fuel.

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