Department of Veterans Affairs

Stop Wasting Gasoline.

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Stop wasting gasoline that the taxpayer is paying for. Require, no, MANDATE, operators of government vehicles turn off engines when not in use. On a daily basis at every facility I have visited I have observed unoccupied VA Police vehicles and other government vehicles parked with motors running for no apparent reason other than convenience or to keep the cars A/C or heat running. I am not referring to traffic stops, accidents or other valid reasons when emergency lights must be on, or vans waiting to transport veterans. Nationally, we must be wasting thousands of gallons of gas every day. I’m sure these people don’t let their own cars run for extended periods when it’s their money. This suggestions is for all Government agencies.

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