Driving the car.....a lot, a little, never???

United States
April 25, 2007 8:44pm CST
How often do you drive the car or vehicle that you own? With the rising price of gasoline, have you been changing your driving habits to save money?
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11 responses
@sonia23 (323)
• India
16 Jul 07
i dont drive,i am learning
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• United States
16 Jul 07
One of my daughter's has also been learning recently. Last week, she past her driver's test and received her license. She is on probation for the first year. As a parent, I like this new graduated license program that we have. My daughter has to learn step by step. There are restrictions at every step. Right now she can not drive between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. If she gives us reason, we (the parents) can pull her license and she will have to start the whole process over again. I think it whole driving program will make for safer teenage drivers. Practice a lot. Listen to your parents and instructors so you also can be a safe driver.
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I own a 2001 Chevy 4 door Truck! She loves her fluids!!!!!! So I go into town only on weekends to do my shopping, If I have to have something I have my husband pick it up on his way home from work . . . I work from home, so I don't have to leave during the day. But I use to run into town to get just a gallon of milk, just to get out of the house....Yeah, don't do that anymore.
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• United States
9 May 07
I understand that so much. Now if I need to get out of the house, I go out back and take a walk around the property. I try to make every trip into town worth it. If I have to go for one thing, then I try to find other things that also have to be done in the same trip. That way I make fewer trips.
• India
30 Apr 07
nice query but ans is belong to government
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• United States
9 May 07
Not fair! That means you get to drive a government car and the government pays for the fuel. Do you serve in the military? If so, Thank you for your service to your country.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I myself never drive,I hate driving. My husband drives back in forth to work.We also go to church on Sundays if he has the day off. We no longer go for joy rides or road trips. We stop at the grocery after church get everything we need for the week. Gas prices are effecting more than our driving habits. We are having to cut the food and entertainment budget to pay for the gas we need.
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• United States
9 May 07
Gas prices here hit $3.15 yesterday. I choked and gagged when I had to pay the bill to fill my vehicle. We will be cutting back on a lot of activities if these prices do not come down soon.
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I drive everyday. With the rise in gas prices I have been making sure that I really need to a certain place and try and get as many things as I can done in one trip.
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• United States
26 Apr 07
We were driving everyday for almost two months, 70 miles daily until a few days ago he was offered a department job with the same company that he can use the bus to get to and we live on a bus line. My catering jobs still require use of our truck but that is only on weekends, otherwise I earn on-line and freelancing.
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
Of course. I really don't understand people who even here in this little village drive around all the time and think nothing of driving 60klms to the nearest town or 100klms to the nearest big town, every couple of days or so. I like to go see my Dad but he's 300klms away, so I only go every 3 months. I try to shop so I don't run out of stuff but fresh veges are vital. I should really slow down too but the journey is a long one. Straight stretches of open road and no traffic...the sooner I get my shopping done the sooner I can be back home and typing away on Mylot.
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• United States
9 May 07
I also hurry up and get things done so I can get back here to post to my friends discussions. I do not want to miss anything interesting. Food for the body is important but so is food for the soul and spirit.
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
I drive everyday such as go to work or marketing. The rising price of petroleum may cause me try to reduse the time of driving, such as go to nearby shop buy some food then I will walk to the shop. I always drive to Lake Garden for "exercising", due to save petroleum then I will do my exercising around my home place although the air is not so fresh around:(
• United States
29 Jun 07
I see you are making adjustments like the rest of us. I also am spending a lot more time at home. When I do go to town, I do as much as I can in one trip.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
I drive my car a fair bit, i have no choice! I live in the country & out here there's no public transport so it's either drive myself around or be stuck at home, going nowhere! Fuel prices are fairly expensive but both of my cars & my partner's car are all 4 cylinder so they're more fuel efficient than the bigger cars. I cant really change my driving habits with a child & a persistant Mother who insists on seeing her Granddaughter every other week. It does get a bit much but we manage - it probably helps that my partner only worked about 2 minutes down the road so we don't use much fuel where he's concerned anyway.
• United States
9 May 07
We also live out in the country. We have to drive to get to town or anything else. I have greatly reduced the number of trips to town that we make.
@mitchb (256)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I normally drive 150 miles a day commuting to and from work 5 days a week. The rise in gas prices has really affected me and I have started carpooling with a co-worker. We switch off driving every other week so we only drive the full distance two weeks a month.
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• United States
9 May 07
My hubby drives about that same distance and with the current price of gas he is not happy about it. It is costing a fortune for him to go to work. I don't know what we can do about it.
• United States
11 Jun 07
I rarely drive, if at all. My husband has to drive 90 miles a day, and that takes a lot of gas. I have a truck in case I need to get out, but it costs a small fortune to fill, so I don't bother driving.
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@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
I sure do. . I minimize going on unnecessary trips. I buy in bulk like food and basic things so that I cut down on trips going to the market and groceries. Times are hard now, and saving is an art, so does driving. My son has his own car, too and he does not go out unnecessarily. It's a good thing that my most frequent trips are to and from school where I work, which is just a few minutes away. But I gas up more often even if my car is on stand by for emergency cases, in case. . .it's good to be proactive. . .