Idle Reduction Requirement
A motor vehicle engine may not operate for more than five consecutive minutes when the vehicle is not in motion, with the following exceptions:
- when traffic conditions or mechanical difficulties do not allow the vehicle to operate;
- when it is necessary to operate heating, cooling or auxiliary equipment installed on the vehicle;
- to bring vehicle to manufacturer’s recommended operating temperature; or
- if idling is necessary to accomplish the intended use of the vehicle.
(Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 22-402)