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Mississauga's Mayor wants to ticket cars at drive-thru's
Hazel McCallion believes drive-thrus are contrary to her city's idling bylaw and she wants that bylaw enforced
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A customer pulls up to a Tim Horton's drive-thru window. (file photo)
Photo: CTV News

Mississauga's Mayor says when you're at the drive-thru, your idling vehicle is polluting the neighbourhood and beyond.

Hazel McCallion believes drive-thrus are contrary to her city's idling bylaw and she wants that bylaw enforced.

McCallion would rather see a ban on drive-thru's but knows that the ones that exist were approved under zoning bylaws.

At a meeting of Mississauga city council, the Mayor said she opposes drive-thru's not only because they create pollution but also because they can create traffic problems, as line-ups of cars spill onto streets and roads during busy rush hours.

Councillor George Carlson complains it is not a good idea, saying a move to enforce the idling by-law at drive-thru's would be akin to "Word War 3" with drive-thru businesses.

Coffee chain Tim Horton's says it is the company's goal to get cars in and out of their drive-thru in 90 seconds or less.

The penalty if you're caught idling for more than 3 minutes in Mississauga is a $150 fine.

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A customer pulls up to a Tim Horton's drive-thru window. (file photo)
Photo: CTV News

Mississauga's Mayor says when you're at the drive-thru, your idling vehicle is polluting the neighbourhood and beyond.

Hazel McCallion believes drive-thrus are contrary to her city's idling bylaw and she wants that bylaw enforced.

McCallion would rather see a ban on drive-thru's but knows that the ones that exist were approved under zoning bylaws.

At a meeting of Mississauga city council, the Mayor said she opposes drive-thru's not only because they create pollution but also because they can create traffic problems, as line-ups of cars spill onto streets and roads during busy rush hours.

Councillor George Carlson complains it is not a good idea, saying a move to enforce the idling by-law at drive-thru's would be akin to "Word War 3" with drive-thru businesses.

Coffee chain Tim Horton's says it is the company's goal to get cars in and out of their drive-thru in 90 seconds or less.

The penalty if you're caught idling for more than 3 minutes in Mississauga is a $150 fine.

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