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Oregon Update --anti-idling laws kill

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Would you break the law if it meant your health or your life? How about trying to sleep in a room that is 115° and knowing that you have an air conditioner available but BY LAW YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO USE IT. Most people are unaware that this unhealthy and totally avoidable situation is what thousands of truck drivers are faced with under the new EPA's anti-idling regulations that prevents drivers from idling their trucks during times of extreme weather conditions. Violators of these regulations in some areas risk fines up to $10,000 and one year of imprisonment. Here is an example of some of the rules and penalties compiled by state http://www.warontruckers.com/pdffiles/2010_ATRI_Idling_Compendium.pdf If you have any stories to tell regarding these anti-Idol laws, we would love to hear from you. please call or send us an e-mail at talk@KRBNradio.com and we'll read them on the air.