About 40 Idle Vehicle Violations Issued in Newark During DEP Sweep

About 40 Idle Vehicle Violations Issued in Newark During DEP Sweep

June 21, 2019 —Tap Into Newark

NEWARK, NJ – About 40 idling violations were issued to diesel vehicles during a two-day sweep operation last month that involved the state Department of Environmental Protection and Newark police. Areas that citizen groups identified as potential locations for excessive vehicle idling were targeted on May 20 and 21 during the sweep. Thirty-nine idling violations were handed out to diesel vehicles along with six smoke emissions tickets, according to the DEP. The DEP’s Division of Air Enforcement, Essex Regional Health Commission, the Newark Police Department and the Port Authority’s Commercial Vehicle Inspection teams participated in the operation.

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