Posted by: gardner310 | October 8, 2009

It’s Not What You Drive, But How You Drive

Think green when you are driving your own car or a rental!

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates tailpipe emissions from vehicles produce almost a third of the air pollution in the United States. Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle is way to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, but how you drive is just as important. These simple tips below will help you save money on fuel, and reduce your environmental impact.

– Avoid quick starts and aggressive driving
– Stick to the speed limit
– Avoid hard braking
– Always use a Global Positioning System (GPS)
– Avoid rush hour driving when possible
– Use electronic toll collection
– Open your windows before turning on the air conditioner
– Do not warm up your car during the winter months
– Use cruise control
– Avoid idling for more than one minute

Avis Budget Group, sponsor of ASTA’s Green Member Program, provides these tips to help travel professionals, travel companies and customers make environmentally sound travel choices.

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