The Bank of Utah is telling motorists to “Stop Idling and Start Saving.” When drivers turn off their car while in the drive through at the bank they save money and the air. 

A gallon of fuel creates 20 pounds of greenhouse gases and increases risk for respiratory illness.

The locally owned bank has started raising awareness about this issue through an Idle-Free Campaign. Ten seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting your engine.

Signs have been posted at the bank that read, “Stop Idling, Start Saving – Thank you for turning off your engine while waiting. Save Money, Breathe Easier, Protect Our Environment.”

Bank of Utah  President Douglas L. DeFries said, “Turning off your car engine while waiting in line is something we should be doing all year round.”