Are Construction Vehicles Contributing to NJ Pollution?

Is Your Construction Vehicle Contributing to NJ PollutionIn recent news, there has been a reported increase in air pollution in New Jersey. The surge in ground-level ozone smog has been linked to idling construction vehicles near the air monitors over the last ten months. To ensure your business is protected against damages associated with construction vehicle waste; don’t hesitate to install a Clifton Pollution Insurance policy.

The Department of Environmental Protection stated that nitrogen dioxide levels have increased significantly in the last few months which contribute to ground-level ozone and particle pollution. This pollution causes numerous hazards and worsens certain health conditions including asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. Other symptoms of ground-level pollution include chest pain, coughing, and congestion. Unfortunately, children are at the greatest risk due to their developing lungs. However, everyone in close vicinity of these construction vehicles is affected.

Idling a vehicle for longer than three minutes is taken very seriously in the state of New Jersey. Unless the vehicle is in operation or in use, the vehicle must be shut off. If you are found guilty of this offense, a citation could cost your business up to $250 per occurrence.

In order to reduce your risk of pollution, it is critical that these simple steps be followed:

-Avoid idling vehicles for longer than three consecutive minutes

-Encourage your employees to follow this guideline and notify equipment operators

-If possible, use automatic shut-down devices for your vehicles

-Stay informed on pollution rules for diesel powered motor vehicles

Tri-State Insurance Agency has over sixty years of experience insuring New Jersey businesses like yours. We understand the unique risks involved with operating a construction business and are dedicated to serving your insurance needs to protect your property and assets. To learn more, contact one of our specialists today at (888) 990-0526.

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