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The Green Life: Daily Tip: Dec 20, 2007

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December 20, 2007

Daily Tip: Dec 20, 2007

Buying a hybrid isn't the only way to reduce your car's impact on the environment. Changing your driving habits can increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions while keeping you safer on the road. Here's how:

  • Take it easy. Aggressive driving, including abrupt starts, extreme acceleration, and hard braking wastes gas and contributes significantly more pollution than normal driving.
  • Travel at the speed limit or lower. Driving at 75 mph instead of 65 mph will decrease your fuel efficiency by about 10 percent, and can dramatically increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.

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