What in the World Are You Doing?

@singout (980)
United States
August 5, 2008 3:07pm CST
I've heard it said that America has cut gas consumption by more than 3% due to the high gas prices. I've heard it said that we are using very innovative ways of doing it. For me, it was the purchase of a motorcycle to go to work and back. My truck has been sitting in under the carport, unused, for more than a month now. When this situation gets better I'll have an old truck with low milage. What are you doing to save gas?
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4 responses
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Hi, I've been carpooling with a co-worker. We live a few blocks apart, so we take turns on a weekly basis driving to and from work. I've started cooking a bit more and bring my lunch to work every day instead of having to go out. I do all the other stuff they tell you too, like combining and planning out trips and errands. I keep the car running well and don't speed or have excess weight in it. I'm also walking a bit more around the neighborhood instead of jumping in my car to go a few blocks to the local market. It's amazing how with just a few changes, you are able to save. I guess everyone is doing it since prices have been inching down. Keep of the good work all!
@singout (980)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Thanks for your response di1159. Those are great suggestions. And there's health benefit as well. Thanks again.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
5 Aug 08
my boyfriend and I are walking more. We aren't driving excessive amounts of miles to help reduce the gas we use. Like we carpool to work, he carpools to brass band practice and to concerts and stuff. There are many things we need to do to help keep our gas usage down. I've been getting my prescriptions at walmart so I don't need to make an extra stop while I'm shopping.
@singout (980)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Thanks for your comment soulist. You know, this could get to be fun if you think about it. It keeps the brain active too just planning what we do before we do it.
@meggan79 (436)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I wish I could say my gas consumption is lower. I think I am one of the few peoples who uses more gas now. I used to use a tank a gas max a week and now I use a tank almost every day .
@singout (980)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Thanks for your response meggan79. Mmmm. Be careful meggan, you're going to find yourself giving up something just to keep your car going (unless you're rich, of course). Every day, huh? Wow! Are you a traveling saleslady?
5 Aug 08
i rarely use the car cos i can walk to collage and everything i need is like 1 mile radius away.
@singout (980)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Thanks for your response BenMartyn. You are very fortunate. You probably have better blood circulation to the brain due to the excersise you are getting which will help you in your education. Thanks again
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
5 Aug 08
Any distance under 30 kilometers I do on bike :D This saves gas, emissions and also it is good for my healt ^^ 3 things that are good :D Have a good day..
@singout (980)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Thanks for your response NrgDfenZ. It looks like a lot of Americans are going to be healthier when this is all over. Thanks again