Save gas by closing all drive-through windows

First published: Monday, August 4, 2008

There is one way to conserve many gallons of gasoline. Close all drive-through windows. This morning there were 11 vehicles, idling in the line at a local coffee and doughnut shop, burning $4.25 a gallon gas for a cup of coffee.

This was just one coffee line of many. There are also lots of similar lines at fast food places, banks and other businesses, that add up to lots of gallons. I know one of the arguments against such an idea is economic, but I doubt that people will stop going for coffee, hamburgers, and bank transactions just because they have to walk into the building to conduct their business.

Conservation may not be the complete answer but it would go a long way to reducing gasoline usage.



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