Solution to Pollution - Tips for Drivers

The following are tips for drivers to reduce air pollution:

  • Carpool, use public transportation, walk, or ride a bike.
  • Combine your errands into one trip and park centrally, walking as much as possible.
  • Choose your route before you leave to avoid traffic jams.
  • Reduce time driving, especially during peak traffic periods or hot days.
  • Limit engine idling time to not more than 30 seconds.
  • Accelerate gradually, maintain speed limit, and use cruise control on the highway.

The following are tips for drivers to reduce air pollution:

  • Avoid waiting in long drive-through lines.
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained.
  • Use energy-conserving grades of motor oil.
  • Change air and oil filters regularly.
  • Keep tires properly inflated and aligned.
  • Repair all vehicle leaks.
  • Make an appointment with a repair tech if Check Engine light is illuminated.
  • Fill gas tank during cooler evening hours to reduce evaporation.
  • Avoid spilling gas and don't "top off" the tank.
  • Replace gas tank cap tightly.
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