Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Turn off your engines!

Channel 7 did a story on city vehicles left idling for long periods of time, in violation of the law, including a meter maid whose "city car [was] running in East Boston, unattended, while writing parking tickets for an hour."

I believe that leaving a vehicle idling for more than five minutes is subject to a fine, but all of us -- especially city emplyees -- should know better in these times of fiscal and environmental stress.

1 comment:

Mary B. said...

I have to give credit where it's due. Gail Miller was the first person to inform me of this rule. She has raised the issue at many community meetings and she is right to do so. East Boston has so much transportation-related pollution, that the shutting off of idling engines should be followed by all.