idle free zone ,turn engine off

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HyeeWang

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Chinese
idle free zone ,turn engine off.

It is a sign board near a parking lot,Vancouver,Canada.

What does "idle free zone" mean? Thanks.
 
  • jonmaz

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    English-Australia
    Possibly because the atmosphere would be severely affected by having a collection of cars all standing still but with engines running (ie their engines are "idling") the authority concerned has ordered that engines should be switched off.
     
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