Hot Weather Prompts 'No Drive Day'

Hot Weather Prompts 'No Drive Day'

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- State air-quality officials are telling people in the Salt Lake area to avoid driving their cars today if at all possible.

These last few hot, sunny days have increased ozone levels. The Department of Environmental Quality says the ozone levels are expected to be high enough today that adults and kids should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

They're also asking people to voluntarily avoid driving their cars -- as vehicle exhaust is one of the main sources of ozone.

Air-quality officials ask that people take public transportation or car pool with others, and limit unnecessary errands. You might want to wait to mow the lawn or fire up the charcoal grill as well.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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