This week Tipp FM looked at Clean air week and cars idling outside of schools

During October and November 2023 Green-Schools Travel Officers and local students conducted vehicle idling surveys (engines running while stationary) with over 100 schools across the country. The aim was to capture the extent of idling outside schools and provide a snapshot of the issue in Ireland. Idling was recorded for all vehicle types, and ranged from one to 25 minutes, with one Tipperary school recording one driver leaving their car idling for 20 minutes while there was no-one in the car.


Why should we stop Engine Idling? Running a car without going anywhere just doesn’t make any sense! Here are four reasons why: 


Here’s a few websites if you want to know more !

Air Quality Resource: