B.C. Air Quality

What You Can Do to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

  • Consider alternatives to travelling, such as video-conferencing and telecommuting.
  • Consider using public transportation, walking, or biking rather than private automobile. Most forms of public transportation have lower pollutant emissions per passenger than private vehicles.
  • If you must drive, consider carpooling.
  • Keep your vehicle well-maintained as that will minimize emissions.
  • Drive at steady speed and avoid rapid acceleration, which increases fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.
  • Avoid idling for long periods.
  • If purchasing a new car choose a fuel-efficient model.

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