This post is part of a series of articles intended to address some of the popular methods DieselEarth readers have suggested to address the rising costs of driving on petroleum-based fuels.
Gas prices are sky high (over $3 in Texas for regular). So how is this affecting peoplesâ€™ driving habits? Some of the DieselEarth readers have written in with their plans to combat high gas prices, and Iâ€™d like to address some of the more popular answers:
Change Your Driving Habits – Buy Smaller Vehicles
This is a good answer as well, but I see it as a short-term solution. True, buying smaller vehicles will alleviate prices temporarily as individuals need less gas to operate their vehicles, but theyâ€™ll still be driving as much and the country will continue to grow and necessitate more vehicles on the road. Buying smaller cars is an excellent stop-gap solution while we work toward a permanent solution to the nationâ€™s energy problems, but itâ€™s not the solution in and of itself.
More from this series on Changing Your Driving Habits.