Vehicle emissions are responsible for the distribution of harmful gases, which include carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. Together, these gases cause ground level smog that aggravates breathing difficulties. Follow these simple steps to reduce vehicle emissions.
Ride a bicycle, carpool or choose public transportation. With vehicles acting as a major source of pollution, removing as many vehicles as possible from the road will have the greatest impact.
Take the shortest route possible, and plan your drive so that you do not backtrack or travel out of your way.
Buy a more energy efficient car, one that produces fewer emissions or runs using an alternative fuel. Opt for a newer car when possible; older, used cars release more pollutants into the air.