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Idling school buses not only waste fuel but also allows fumes to enter the cabin, and produces pollution that accumulates right where students are queuing up to board. While old buses may have benefited from idling, because they were difficult to re-start, that's no longer an issue with newer buses, Kassel said. Any idling that happens now is a result of drivers' habits or misconceptions. At least 30 school districts and local municipalities in the U.S. have anti-idling rules or laws on the books. In New York City, for instance, bus drivers are told to idle no more than three minutes at any time, and no more than one minute in a school zone. Unfortunately, even good laws aren't always enforced.

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