Needless idling of engines
The bylaw regarding nuisances caused by motor vehicles stipulates that
all persons who let their vehicles idle for more than three minutes are subject
to a fine.
Furthermore, the bylaw has been amended so as to allow a police officer, a
parking agent, an Urban Security Patrol agent or a municipal inspector to issue
and place a notice or a ticket on the windshield of a vehicle found to
contravene the bylaw.
Certain exceptions do apply, however. For example, in the cases of emergency
vehicles and taxis, and under the following circumstances:
• when the outside temperature is below - 10°C and it
is necessary to warm up the vehicle because someone is inside;
• when there is freezing rain or ice on the vehicle and
it is necessary to heat it up in order to ensure safe driving.
by-law (French only)