Don’t Be Idle on Idling – Infographic

dont be idle on idling - infographic


Don’t Be Idle on Idling – Infographic

Idling is an issue for both pedestrians and drivers.

It’s harmful to the health of people, the planet and your business.

60% of drivers in the UK were unaware that sitting in a stationary vehicle while leaving the engine running is illegal.

Men on the school run were 50% more likely to leave the engine running than women

One in three children in the UK breathes unsafe levels of air pollution

Idling for just 10 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting the engine

Every 10 minutes equals one pound of carbon dioxide

An idling diesel lorry burns approximately one gallon of fuel an hour


Idling and The Law

Leaving an engine idling is an offence under Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code, which states, “You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while the vehicle is stationary on a public road.” Local authorities in the UK currently have the power to fine drivers. Drivers can face a penalty of up to £80 after a continuing offence, meaning if they fail to turn their engine off after being spoken to by a warden.


How Can Cambrian Help?

We offer a range of telematics devices to accomodate any type or size of fleet. Our devices not only give live updates of the locations of your vehicles but also give individual drivers a score based on their driving performance. Fleet managers receive information on speeding, harsh cornering, braking and idling. This information can be used to incentivise better driving standards. Lowering emissions is both beneficial to your fuel bills and enhances your corporate brand.


Useful Links

To find find out more about our comprehensive range of telematics devices go to or call us on 0800 6126132

To read the official guidance click here