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We all know the 5 second rule - it's still ok to eat that cookie if you pick it up from the floor within 5 seconds. Now it's time to learn the 10 second rule, which unlike the 5 second rule, is factual and backed up by science!
Put simply the 10 second rule is this: Turn off your car when stopped for more than 10 seconds. (*Not including stop lights or during stop-and-go traffic).
Why should we turn off our cars after 10 seconds?
So what can we do?
Check out Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen schooling us on idling: