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Campaign Urges Clean Driving

By: AP
By: AP


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texas state agencies have launched a
"Drive Clean Across Texas" air quality campaign to encourage
motorists to take small steps to reduce air pollution.
Campaign organizers at the Texas Department of Transportation
and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recommend
changing a vehicle's oil regularly, keeping tires properly inflated
and replacing oil and air filters. The agencies say those steps
would help motorists reduce tailpipe emissions and improve gas
mileage by up to 5 percent.
That saves as much as 35 cents per gallon with gas prices now
approaching $4 per gallon.
The campaign also recommends that drivers remove unnecessary
weight from vehicles, drive the speed limit, reduce engine idling
and stop at the "click" when filling up their gas tanks.
Campaign organizers say a poorly maintained vehicle can release
as much as 10 times the emissions of a well-maintained one.
The campaign will reward one Texan with a new 2008 Ford Escape
Hybrid in an online sweepstakes this summer.


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