Last week, I lamented the seeming lack of real change on the part of American consumers. If the preserving our environment for future generations wasn't enough of an impetus to make a change, surely gas prices would be, one would think. Turns out, it's true.
This morning's news discussed how gasoline usage in March experienced the sharpest decline ever recorded: 4.3 percent compared to March 2007. And that was when gas was several dimes cheaper.
My weekend guests commented about how traffic seemed lighter this year, even with one planning to cope with traditionally heavy traffic headed for the Ozarks and the Indianapolis 500.
And this morning, I realized I would have to work two hours to make up for the half-tank of gas I'd just put in.
So consumption habits are changing. I stand corrected.
If you're looking for other ideas on limiting your gas use, check out these sites to get started:
- iReporters change lifestyles to dodge hefty gas bills
- The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Gasoline Consumption (Read related comments on Digg)
- How can I reduce gas consumption?
- Top 5 Ways You’re Needlessly Adding Weight to Your Car
- Top 4 Ways You’re Wasting Gas When You Think You’re Saving It
- iReport: Pain at the pump