Report Idling At or Near a School

This page last reviewed January 9, 2014      

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You Can Help Stop Harmful Emissions Near Schools!


Idling buses and other vehicles at or near schools are detrimental to the health of Californians. You can help reduce the harmful air pollutants caused by idling vehicles by completing the following form. The ARB will be in contact with the vehicle owner to address the issue. To reach the ARB's Vehicle Complaint Hotline, please call 1-800-363-7664 or 1-800-END-SMOG.

Complaint Form for Idling Bus or Vehicle       


Please have this information ready to report:
  • Vehicle Type
  • School Location and District
  • License Plate Number
  • Vehicle Company Name and Number
  • Date, Time, and Location of the Incident
  • Approximate Year of the Vehicle
  • Make and Model of the Vehicle

Are you sure?   Before submitting a complaint, please review the regulation exemptions: ATCM to Limit School Bus Idling and Idling at Schools.


Thank you for helping us improve California's air quality!

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