August 10, 2008

Stop Idling!

Waiting in your car is not only boring, and sometimes a little sweaty, but if you leave your car running you are wasting your way to expensive gas and damaging the environment you live in. According to Texas A & M, idling Americans burn 2.9 billion gallons of gas a year, worth about $78.2 billion. Some states, and many counties, have idling restrictions for large diesel engines. Some great places to turn off the car are:

1. While waiting in line to pick up your child at school(this should be a no idling zone!).

2. In line at the bank.

3. When waiting for a train to pass at a railroad crossing.

4. Anywhere else you will be stopped for more than 30 seconds.

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