2006 New York Code - Operation Of Motor Vehicle; Idling Of Engine Restricted.



 
    §  24-163 Operation of motor vehicle; idling of engine restricted. (a)
  No person shall cause or permit the engine of  a  motor  vehicle,  other
  than  a  legally  authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer
  than three minutes while parking  as  defined  in  section  one  hundred
  twenty-nine  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law, standing as defined in
  section one hundred forty-five  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  or
  stopping  as  defined  in section one hundred forty-seven of the vehicle
  and traffic law, unless  the  engine  is  used  to  operate  a  loading,
  unloading  or  processing  device.  When  the  ambient temperature is in
  excess of forty degrees Fahrenheit, no person shall cause or permit  the
  engine  of  a  bus as defined in section one hundred four of the vehicle
  and traffic law to idle while parking, standing, or stopping (as defined
  above) at  any  terminal  point,  whether  or  not  enclosed,  along  an
  established route.
    (b)  The  department  of  transportation  shall post signs relating to
  prohibited idling that shall comply with the standards set forth in  the
  Manual  on  Uniform  Traffic  Control  Devices  and,  where practicable,
  include the maximum penalty that may  be  imposed  for  a  violation  of
  subdivision a of this section as follows:
    (1) a sign shall be posted at each exit within the city of New York of
  each bridge and tunnel having only one terminus in the city of New York;
    (2)  signs  shall  be  posted  at  a minimum of five locations in each
  borough where two or more truck routes, whether local or through routes,
  intersect;
    (3) a sign shall be posted at each bus layover area (other than school
  bus layover areas), designated by  the  commissioner  of  transportation
  pursuant  to  section 4-10(c)(3) of title 34 of the rules of the city of
  New York;
    (4) a sign shall be posted at each multiple use bus terminal point;
    (5) a sign shall be posted in  close  proximity  to  each  school  bus
  depot; and,
    (6)  signs  shall  be posted at other appropriate locations throughout
  the city as jointly determined by the commissioner and the  commissioner
  of transportation, including but not limited to, locations for which the
  city  receives  a  substantial  number  of  complaints  of  idling motor
  vehicles.
    (c) For the purpose of this section only the term "school  bus  depot"
  shall  mean any garage, lot or other facility where buses that transport
  children to or from schools are parked over night and the term "multiple
  use bus terminal point" shall mean a location that is  both  a  terminal
  point  of  at  least one bus route (other than a school bus route) and a
  bus stop (other than a school bus stop) on one or more other bus routes.
    (d) In any proceeding relating to a violation of the  restrictions  on
  idling  it  shall  not be a defense that a sign required by this section
  was absent at the time of the violation.

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