In partnership with the Weber-Morgan Health Department, the Ogden City Council and Mayor Mike Caldwell have declared February 5-11, 2017 as “Idle-Free Week” in Ogden City. Residents are encouraged to reduce vehicle idling and unnecessary driving during this week and throughout the entire year.
Small changes, like consolidating trips, using mass transit, avoiding drive-thrus and turning off your vehicle at schools, banks, parking lots and train crossings, can make a significant difference in our air quality and even save you money.
A study by Weber State University, Utah State University and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) debunked the myth that newer vehicles still require a warm-up period. Driving your vehicle warms it up a lot faster than idling and dramatically reduces emissions.