School Bus Idle Reduction Requirement

Expired: 06/30/2013

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All public school districts must ensure that every school bus or other school vehicle driver turns off the vehicle's engine while waiting for passengers to load or unload. Exceptions apply, including when idling is necessary for heating, mechanical, or emergency circumstances. School districts must also provide an annual notice to school personnel, including an overview of the regulations and available education materials. For more information, see the State Education Department website. This regulation is in effect through June 30, 2013. (Reference New York Education Law 3637)