“Drive Clean Texas” campaign urges drivers to help reduce air pollution

AUSTIN – As summer kicks off, Texans love to roll the windows down and hit the road for a breath of fresh air. The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drive Clean Texas” campaign asks all drivers to do their part to make sure every breath is clean and healthy all summer long.

Emissions from cars and trucks can make up close to half of the air pollution in some parts of the state. There are three areas—Houston/Galveston, Dallas/ Fort Worth and El Pasothat do not meet federal clean air standards as established by the Clean Air Act. Additionally—Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, Tyler/ Longview, Beaumont/Port Arthur and Corpus Christi—are close to exceeding healthy levels of air pollutants.

That’s why TxDOT developed the Drive Clean Texas campaign, designed to demonstrate how simple changes in driving behaviors can have a big impact on vehicle emissions and air quality.

 

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