Switch off when you drop off because idling cars cost lives

Why turn your car engine off?

It’s a massive health hazard, and your children are more vulnerable than adults because they’re still developing. It can aggravate conditions like asthma, and recent research from the World Health Organisation shows that air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the body.

It’s responsible for 500 deaths a year across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Children and babies are most at risk from air pollution, with 30% more likely to develop asthma due to air quality.

Air pollution can be 30% higher outside schools because of idling cars. Running your car whilst stationary and parked is also illegal.

Making a big difference to protect your child is really easy

Walking, cycling or scooting to school even once a week will make a big difference, but if you must drive, remember to switch off when you drop off!

Make a pledge to switch off when you drop off today!

If you make a pledge below, you'll get some more information on easy ways to carry out your pledge. If you let us know your email, we will send you more tips, advice, and stories of people doing the same.

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Why we should be Air Aware in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

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