National Drive Nowhere Day is Friday

Want to save gas and improve air quality? Join nearly 1,000 Americans on Friday and don’t drive.

Friday is Drive Nowhere Day, when people are asked to give up driving to help make a point about improving air quality.

During summer months, ground-level ozone poses a greater threat to public health, said Myra Reece, chief of Air Quality with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Anyone, but especially children and people with respiratory problems as well as people who work or exercise outdoors, can have trouble breathing on hot, sunny days, when concentrations of ground-level ozone tend to be higher.

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