Every local government operates differently and there may not be a one size fits all solution. However, being able to learn how other local governments enforce their idling ordinances can help provide solutions to common issues encountered.
Local government can employ fulltime enforcement personnel dedicated solely to enforcing environmental codes, including idling, throughout the jurisdiction. Officers patrol the enforcement area, including areas know for high levels of idling, respond to idling complaints, investigate possible idling violations, and issue citations as necessary.
Also, below are a few questions that should be considered when deciding how to enforce an idling ordinance.
- What will be the citation for a vehicle be once confirmed is idling?
- What will be the fine?
- Who would be cited, driver, owner, property owner, or any combination thereof?
- How should the citation be prosecuted through the courts?