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NJ Fining Vehicles up to $1,000 for Idling

New Jersey has gotten more aggressive about idling, with various local and state level campaigns and laws to deter drivers from wasting fuel and creating unnecessary emissions.  


The state’s anti-idling law, which has been on the books since the early ’70s, limits engine idling for diesel- and gas-powered vehicles to three minutes, with some exceptions.

Violations may be issued by local police, county health officers or the state Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Mobile Services. The penalties range from $250 for first-time offenders to $1,000 for third-timers, and each subsequent offense.

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