I don't go to the drive-thru very often, but every time I do, I think about all the cars idling in drive-thrus all over the world....all of the gas wasted, all the atmosphere harmed. I also think about it stopped at our villages many rail road crossings.
According to Sierra Club, every hour you idle you waste .7 gallons of gas. So it literally pays to turn your engine off if you are going to be still in your car for 30 seconds or more. Need more reason? Every year in the U.S. cars burn 1.4 billion (yes, with a "b") gallons of gas idling. That doesn't even include trucks which spend another 1.5 billions gallons sitting around. That's 58
million tons of carbon dioxide for nothing!
So engines off readers. At the drive-thru, at the rail road crossing, at the light that just turned red. Have you already started this? What are some other ways we can save on idling?