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Date: Dec. 22, 2014
Campaign offers tips to save gas, help keep air clean
AUSTIN – Against the backdrop of the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Kimberly Woodall of Bonham, Texas, was awarded a donated 2015 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid car as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drive Clean Texas” Roadcents Sweepstakes. The “Drive Clean Texas” air quality campaign encourages drivers to use TxDOT’s Web-based Roadcents app to receive reminders to get regular vehicle tune-ups, properly inflate tires and combine errands to reduce fuel costs and emissions.
“In some parts of our state, emissions from cars and trucks can make up half of all air pollution,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III. “Our Roadcents app can help change that by reminding drivers about the importance of keeping up with vehicle maintenance. I wish Kimberly many happy years of driving clean in her Ford Fusion Hybrid.”
Woodall was randomly chosen from among three sweepstakes finalists who also received tickets to Sunday’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts. The giveaway was made possible through a partnership between TxDOT and the Dallas Cowboys. Texas drivers 18 and older were eligible to enter the sweepstakes.
Woodall, who has never owned a car before, works at her grandfather’s tax service and enjoyed Sunday’s game with her father. The two other sweepstakes finalists were JJ Rodriguez of Corpus Christi and Jamie Cano from Harlingen.
Drivers can save as much as $660 a year in gas by driving more sensibly and changing aggressive driving habits like speeding and rapid starts and stops. Fixing a car that has failed an emissions test or is overdue for a tune-up can save $80 or more in gas each year.
To learn more about Roadcents and how to improve air quality while properly maintaining your vehicle, visit roadcents.org.
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