MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There's a new campaign being launched to remind parents not to idle their automobiles near local schools.
The "No Idling Campaign", developed by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Education aims to reducing emissions near local schools.
The expectation is that turning the vehicle off while sitting and waiting for one's child will reduce kids' exposure to pollutants.
The campaign would allow schools to designate an Idle Free Zone.
In April, officials at Airport Road Intermediate School in Millbrook challenged the parents of their students to support the No Idling Campaign and received a tremendous response.
A large number of parents signed the No Idling Pledge illustrating their commitment to protecting the students from the negative health impacts of automobile exhaust.