Learn more about the health effects of diesel emissions and actions to protect children:
1. STOP IDLING
Turn the engines off while school buses are waiting in loading zones or near school grounds.
2. AVOID BUS ‘CARAVANNING’
Ensure there is a gap between buses during travel and in loading zones to keep the exhaust of one bus from polluting the cabin air of another.
3. CHANGE THE TIMING OF SCHOOL VENTILATION
Help reduce the infiltration of diesel bus and other vehicle emissions into schools by ensuring that high ventilation periods do not occur during busy loading/unloading times or rush hour.
4. UPGRADE AND REPLACE OLD BUSES
Emissions from older buses can be improved with pollution control upgrades, and new technology diesel engines offer vastly improved emissions performance. Best of all, replace old diesel vehicles with new buses powered by cleaner energy such as electricity.