Do you drive much less with the higher gas proces?

gas nozzle - a close up of a gasoline nozzle
@Uroborus (910)
August 3, 2008 12:21pm CST
It seems to make sense that as gasoline gets more expensive, people will start to drive less. But driving habits are hard to break, and past price increases haven't really resulted in a major reduction in driving. The current increases however are pretty high, and it's affected how I drive. Has the price of gas finally become high enough that a lot of people are driving less?
5 responses
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
Though it's hard to break the habit, we must do it. I don't think gas prices will get any better even the U.S. economy will survive from recession right this minute. Gas will be expensive to be brought into our gas tanks as oil companies explores even the Artic to extract oil. Scarcity on oil, I think, is starting to kill us all. I think we can still the habit but we must find alternatives to sustain it. I think renewable energy is the most sought after solution for all of these.
@jillhill (37385)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I still go out of town to places I had planned on going...but I think I have cut back on my trips intown. Now if I have errands to do I get it all done so I don't have to make any extra trips....I save my gas money for going out of town.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
3 Aug 08
Yes my driving habits have changed to some extent on account of rising fuel prices. Earlier we used to move out on every weekend but now we see if we have any purpose to drive around before we move out. Moving out aimlessly has surely stopped as one feels that money can be used in a better way.
• United States
3 Aug 08
Unfortunately gas prices affect me a lot because I drive an SUV. I try to drive less but I still have things to do and places to go so I end up spending the money anyway. The worst part is I attend school about 4 1/2 hours away from where I live, so I have to drive back and forth. There is no escape for me. My other alternative is just to try to make more money.
@gemini_rose (16193)
3 Aug 08
Even though my hubby does not drive around a lot, it has definately affected him in how much he uses the car now. Whereas once we would just take the car for granted and just jump in and go places now one of the first things we do is consider how much it is going to cost us to do so. I know that a lot of people are now using their cars a lot less, even some of my hubbys workmates are starting to walk to work or cycle. Some of them are even taking it in turns to be the driver to work in an attempt for people to save money.