TEXAS (KAUZ) - TxDOT unveiled its "Drive Clean Texas" campaign Sunday to commemorate Earth Day.
According to TxDOT, many Texas cities are either exceeding or close to exceeding federal air quality standards because pollutant levels in their air are too high.
Because of this, the campaign is asking drivers to protect and help improve the air quality by reducing vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution.
TxDOT is reminding drivers that improperly maintained vehicles spew pollutants and also waste money.
They say simple vehicle upkeep, as well as changes in driving habits, can save you money and help improve the air we breathe.
TxDOT also says that emissions from cars and trucks make up half of all air pollution in some areas of the state.
They have also released a list of driving and vehicle maintenance recommendations. You can view the list here.