Are You Driving Less Because of the High Gas Prices?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
May 27, 2008 7:19pm CST
I'm not driving less. Everythings pretty close by where I live. I did notice on the news the traffic is less on the road. Oil prices are going down now due in part to people not driving as much so there should be some relief at the pump.
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• China
28 May 08
No. In China, I think the present oil price is still cheap. $0.8/L But for this price, I must hand in the tax of around $430 each year. So if I drive less, this is not cost-efficient. What is oil price in USA?
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
28 May 08
The last time I saw it was over 3.50 a gallon. Its probably worse in the other states such as California where prices are higher to begin with.
• China
28 May 08
Your oil price is still cheaper. 1 gal =3.78 L. So my price is around $3/gal But I need pay many extra tax.
@Gmdem13 (156)
• United States
29 May 08
completely honest... im still a gitty driving 18 yeard old. im not driving any less, but i hate the gas prices and im going broke because of them!
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
29 May 08
Because of the high gas prices me and fiance dont go out as much,unless we have too,because since we are having trouble finding a job,we dont have a lot of money to spend on gas.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
28 May 08
I'm not driving less because I don't drive. My assistants, however, are. My one assistant had to stop working for me because it costs more than she would make in an hour to drive from her house to my house. She only worked seven hours a week, anyway, and that's only $70. So she'd be making $60 a week plus driving an hour. Can anyone say, "Not worth it"? My other assistant says that she's only going to drive between my house, her house, and her boyfriend's house, which is about a 5 mile radius. I guess the gas prices really are affecting people. I hope that more people start using mass transit like I do, and maybe this will have a positive effect on the environment.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
28 May 08
I still go to the same places, but I try to save on gas by going slower. I read somewhere that as long I keep my speed below 60 kph (I think), then the amount of gas I use up will be less than if I speed up. I hope the gas prices in my area will go down as well. I have heard news that it will continue to go up but I'm praying that it doesn't.
@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
28 May 08
I am definately consolidating my trips. So if I have to go to one area, I make sure anything related to that area in incorporated into that trip. I even work from home more often now. But in my job that is easy.
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
28 May 08
I hope you are right. I didn't fill up my car all weekend, which has been running on empty, just because of the increase in prices. It happens every holiday weekend though, so it isn't like I am surprised. Just didn't think about it in advance.