Change Your Driving Habits – Carpooling

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 peoples’ driving habits? Some of the DieselEarth readers have written in with their plans to combat high gas prices, and I’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 isn’t built on public transportation, and Americans are too individualistic (meaning we don’t work well as a group). We’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 won’t work for rural Americans.

More from this series on Changing Your Driving Habits.