Mercer County received approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to participate in its Anti-Idling Enforcement Project in 2013. This project focuses on reducing unnecessary idling of diesel trucks and school buses to no more than three consecutive minutes if the vehicle is not in motion, as per N.J.A.C.7:27-14 et seq. for diesel vehicles.
Vehicles found to be in violation may result in enforcement officers providing educational outreach, compliance assistance, program violations, and/or potential penalties. No Idling Zone signs for facilities are available to purchase from the Department of Environmental Protection.
Eligible diesel vehicle owners are encouraged to submit a compliance plan to the Department of Environmental Protection to be considered for reimbursement to install retrofit equipment. Anti-Idling Enforcement Project includes after-hours compliance investigations/field stops, along with anti-idling outreach educational programs at summer camps and community health and safety fairs throughout Mercer County.
Additional information regarding idling restrictions may be found at Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mobile Sources.