The fine for idling in New York City could be anywhere from $300 to $2000.
In the video above, environmental activist, George Pakenham walks Vice reporters through the process of how he’s earned thousands of dollars via idling vehicles.
Pakenham said, “I’ve submitted 120 times and I got paid nine thousand dollars. Cash in the bank.”
According to the official website of New York City, “You can report an idling vehicle, other than an authorized emergency vehicle, that is parked with its engine running for more than three minutes, or parked next to a school with its engine running for more than one minute.”