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 – Carpooling
Carpooling is another popular alternative, but I contend that America isnâ€™t built on public transportation, and Americans are too individualistic (meaning we donâ€™t work well as a group). Weâ€™ve been alone in our cars driving our four to eight seat autos for decades with just ourselves behind the wheel. I do it and the majority of the readers of this article probably do it.
Although car pooling is a viable option for some (and I salute them for doing it) I see it as a last resort, and ultimately I believe that we as a nation will push to develop an alternative fuel solution long before we have to share our morning ride to work. Carpooling may be a solution for those living in metropolitan areas, but just wonâ€™t work for rural Americans.
More from this series on Changing Your Driving Habits.