Save hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on fuel and repairs. This year's CAA cost- estimate for owning and operating a passenger vehicle is $9,300.
Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Personal vehicles are a major source of both in Vancouver.
"SUVs do not provide superior protection for child occupants [as compared to a car] and that age- and size-appropriate restraints and rear seating for children under 13 years are critically important because of the increased risk of a rollover crash [in SUV's]" - Dennis Durbin, MD, co-author of "Risk of Injury to Child Passengers in Sport Utility Vehicles" from the Jan 1., 2006 issue of Pediatrics
Reducing air pollution from vehicles reduces the presence of a major contributor to aggravated asthma, respiratory infections, chronic bronchitis, etc.
With oil consumption constantly rising, being energy efficient on the road ensures that this finite resource lasts a little longer (at least until we switch to renewable resources).
It's easy to be a smart driver. Reduce your fuel consumption, be safer, save money and breathe easier with cleaner air. You don't need to get rid of your car to make a difference. Here are some simple things you can do today:
Clear the air, save your car and avoid unnecessary fuel consumption.
Properly inflated tires keep you safe, improve fuel economy and save you money.
Be an eco-driver. Avoid accidents and use less fuel.
A maintained vehicle is a clean, safe and efficient vehicle.
A gas guzzler or a gas sipper? Your choice has an impact on your bank account and the environment for almost 20 years!
Car-pooling or van-pooling can be an effective option if you commute between municipalities or if your work regular trip is
Car-sharing can provide you with convenient access to a wide variety of vehicles for your personal use at a fraction of the cost of ownership. Have the car you need when you need it. Car-sharing means you don't worry about maintenance hassles and you save time, energy and money.
If you didn't drive your car to work one day a week, you could reduce your vehicle emissions by up to 20%.