Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Utah
Tier2-11: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dave Rees
Motor Pool
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

"University vehicles and equipment are prohibited from idling for periods longer than 60 seconds except under the following conditions:
a.Idling is necessary to power auxiliary equipment such as lifts, hoists, computers or safety lighting. Auxiliary equipment does not include the vehicle’s air conditioner, heater, or defrost for wintertime vehicle warm up.
b.Idling is necessary for testing, maintenance, repair or diagnostic purposes.
c.Idling is necessary to maintain factory installed emissions equipment on diesel equipment.
d.Vehicle is stopped at a traffic control signal, in heavy traffic at a train or railroad crossing or traveling through a construction zone.
e.Situations where turning off the motor could jeopardize the health and safety of the driver, patient, or passenger.
f.Police vehicles engaged in official business."---Quoted from section 10, article E. of University Rule 3-215A: University Motor Vehicles.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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