The emissions of CO2 from GM cars and light trucks have decreased significantly since the mid-1970s as fuel efficiency has increased.
Since the mid-1960s, vehicle tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) have significantly decreased. In the United States and Canada, HC, CO and NOx of passenger cars have decreased by 99 %, 96 %, and 95 p%, respectively.
Since 1990, CO2 emissions from GM cars and light trucks in the U.S. and Canada have been relatively constant, as consumers have chosen larger vehicles with more features and more powerful engines, offsetting much of our fuel economy gains. | READ MORE
Almost 60% of the people involved in an auto accident in Oklahoma last year were killed because they were not wearing a seatbelt. Buckle up… it’s the law.
What can you do:
- Buckle your seat belt every time you ride in the car and make sure your passengers buckle up as well.
- Drive safe speeds for road conditions.
- Secure children in age-appropriate car seats.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Pay attention — being distracted caused 15 percent of fatal crashes in 2003.
- Watch out for the other guy — failure to yeild causes more than 10 percent of all accidents.