Kamloops Council has approved an anti-idling bylaw.
The plan is to set the limit at three minutes within city boundaries.
Councillor Tina Lange says, this is not about enforcement, but a public information campaign to convince people to voluntarily obey.
“I think it will be community enforced. Just as when we decided that smoking in public places, in restaurants, etc was not a good thing, we didn’t need to send out bylaw officers. If you’re sitting next to somebody who’s smoking, you politely say, excuse me you can’t smoke here, and that’s the end of it. And we’ve seen that happen in our park, is that people will talk to their neighbours, kids will talk to their parents. And I think it will happen.”
The bylaw comes into effect in two weeks, followed by a year long education campaign.