So I am innocently going to Dunkin Donuts the other day when I notice this sign in the parking lot.
NEW JERSEY STATE STATUE MAKES IDLING OF VEHICLES FOR MORE THAN THREE (3) MINUTES A VIOLATION OF THE N.J. CLEAN AIR ACT
Really?! Are they serious? I certainly hope there isn't a line in Dunkin Donuts because if you send your significant other in for a coffee and a donut, you can't wait in the car more than three minutes before you are breaking the law. They want you to turn the car off and sit there with no air, no heat, no music. I guess when I go to pick up my son I can't arrive four minutes early because I might be breaking the law. So those other fifty cars of parents (some of which show up twenty minutes early) are, that's right, breaking the law. Funny, I haven't seen any officers walking around giving tickets for this. Probably because it is the least enforceable statute ever written since the no driving and texting law. Or perhaps it's because all those speed traps the police love to set up? Yeah, they involve breaking that same law.