Changing Driving Habits?

As all know, the price of unleaded gas (as well as diesel fuel) keeps rising.  For example, yesterday, in Mesquite, Nevada, I saw a sign for regular gas at $4.42/gallon.  Has prices gotten to a point yet where you have started changing your driving habits?  If so, how?  If not, at what price to you anticipate a change in driving habits?  In our life, the Wife & I have started making changes.  For those who don’t know, I have a Nissan Titan V8 Truck.  It gets about 15-miles per gallon.  Since I travel around town so much, it keeps getting more expensive to fix people’s computers.  My wife has a Toyota Prius Hybrid.  We are averaging about 45-miles per gallon.  Since I drive more than her, I’ve started driving her car almost everyday.  Another change that I’ve made is to slow down a little bit.  I was up in Utah yesterday and, as I was coming home, instead of driving my normal75-85 MPH, I slowed down and drove about 70 MPH the entire trip home.  Driving the Prius will certainly save money, but will slowing down a little bit really save money?  I’ll keep you posted.

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3 thoughts on “Changing Driving Habits?

  1. For us, I’ve really started to eliminate trips that are “just for fun” instead of necessary. When it costs me almost $100 to fill up the van, we just can’t afford the extras right now. Of course, I’m hoping that by not taking Logan to and from school now, that that will help us save on gas. As far as slowing down goes, Adam is pretty sure that about 55 mph is optimal for getting the best milage. I think he read it somewhere, but I’m not sure.
    Uggh…I want to take a trip out to the Valley of Fire. That’s going to be a lot of gas. Better start saving our pennies.

  2. Well yesterday was supposed to be a quick 2 minute trip to a friend’s house to drop stuff off. But since I locked the house doors and didn’t bring my house keys with me, the trip ended up being an hour in truck to go get a key from you on the other side of town!

    So much for saving on gas yesterday. So the truck needed refueling btw honey =o)

    Normally, I just go out when I really need to! And combine trips- DI, then Chelle’s house.

  3. Well yesterday was supposed to be a quick 2 minute trip to a friend’s house to drop stuff off. But since I locked the house doors and didn’t bring my house keys with me, the trip ended up being an hour in truck to go get a key from you on the other side of town!

    So much for saving on gas yesterday. So the truck needed refueling btw honey =o)

    Normally, I just go out when I really need to! And combine trips- DI, then Chelle’s house.

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