Saving Fuel On Sunday

1 decade 1 month 3 days ago Wednesday, November 14 2007 Nov 14, 2007 Wednesday, November 14, 2007 4:42:40 PM CST November 14, 2007 in News

He's getting the nation geared up, To help keep gas prices down.

Sunday, December 2 is a big day for Columbia resident Patrick Rule.

"I would like to see the street outside my house completely devoid of traffic," Rule said.

He hopes the national protest day he launched - Don't Drive On Sunday - will encourage 10 million people to stay home. And help save about 20 million gallons of gas.

His website, dontdriveonsunday.com, is coordinating the effort. Rule calculates drivers use 13 percent of America's weekly gas consumption on Sundays.

"All were asking is for people to do something," Rule said. "By basically doing nothing."

Rules says by "doing nothing," drivers will conserve energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Even just for a day.

But keeping cars in park could mean keeping people away from some local businesses.

Lucy's Corner Cafe serves a lot customers breakfast on Sunday.

"sunday is our biggest day for business," Lucy's Corner Cafe manager Lisa Ewing said. "We get a lot of people coming in from church."

But Rule believes that sacrifice will benefit the country in the long run. Including lucy corner cafe.

"All it takes is one person in this world to do one thing, and really make a difference," Rule said.

Rule might have added. One day is all it takes to make a difference.

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