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JT
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2011 9:05:48 AM

How has the price of gas affected how much you drive over the past 6 months?

Not at all
Something not listed here (please comment)
More than one of the changes listed above
I scaled back my vacation plans
I am staying at home more
I now walk or bike to work more often
I carpool or take a bus or train more often
I am consolidating errands more

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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Szlemmon
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 8:49:55 AM

Not at all
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:29:03 AM

none
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 6:39:19 AM

a lot
appleNY
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 9:26:27 AM

I am consolidating errands more
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:17:36 PM

need to drive, try to coordinate more, but also may ride my motorcycle more
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 7:23:21 AM

none
rohiah10
Sophomore Author Boston

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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 10:42:24 PM

I teach in the car. This would not affect how much driving I will be doing every week. My category goes under heading DEMAND!
dcook762
Rookie Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:48:30 PM

A lot of the items listed below.

Scaled back vacations
Stay home more
Consolidate errands
carpool when able
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:06:00 AM

More than one of the changes listed above
US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:40:59 AM

Not at all
Zuegma
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 3:52:00 PM

Very little now as I travel a lot less in retirement.
Geo1002
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 6:20:37 AM

Not at all.
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:57:43 PM

none whatsoever.
fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 11:56:17 PM

I am staying at home more
gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 6:51:42 PM

More than they ever have in my entire LIFE. I do very little moving around now.
Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 4:34:36 AM

Higher prices make driving for pleasure less pleasurable.
Road4Runner
Sophomore Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 8:23:59 AM

Hey there Ma 64 Nana .. yes we are also senior citizens and do not drive only if necessary .. and, make the trip to cover every single thing we need to do count. Hubby has dr. appt. and other stops that need to be made will be done at the same time. All the best to you MA64NANA
MA64NANA
Rookie Author Flint

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2012 11:08:56 PM

Just wondering how many other SENIOR citizens there are commenting on here? With Soc Sec being 700 a month total income? YES, these gas prices being over $4 a gallon is REALLY affecting me!! My DeVille wont give me more than 18 mpg around town, but 30 on highway.

Seldom go more than 5 miles from home and make a "PATH" to stores I go to! Not even getting to see kids/grandkids/great grandkids who are all within 25 min of my home. Def. cant go see siblings an hour from home. Found "deal" of $3.89 tonight COUPLE MILES AWAY ON MILLER ROAD/FLINT BY XPRESSWAY so my son took me to fill up my "tank".

Watch, tomorrow it will prob'ly drop 20 cents a gallon. lol. Have to just TRUST the Lord to get us through this INSANITY with gas prices which also are affecting FOOD prices so my PANTRY is now almost empty!!!
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 11:53:56 PM

Not at all.....Nothing left to cut
bluebeary
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 4:12:37 PM

Not much. I drive my vehicle for work (http://24-7pilotcar.com/) so don't have much choice. It sure cuts into the profits though!! Living near the Canada/US border, I find myself going into Washington state to fill up when I can and I try to make it into Alberta before I buy fuel again. I've gone as much as 14 days without buying gas in BC. Filling up my truck and 8 Jerry cans outside of BC can save me as much as $80 over buying gas at home. Ridiculous, isn't it?
ieshalovesrjnro
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2012 10:13:57 PM

it goes up and down
CelineB
Rookie Author Victoria

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2011 5:53:37 PM

Definitely.
I won't do a lot of personal running around if gas prices are really high. Just the basics -- to and from work.
nanay6x
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2011 10:09:14 AM

i very carefully plan my route checking prices as i go. but now i just skip many errands altogether except the necessary ones because i hate to see what driving costs me.
ems_606
Rookie Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2011 11:41:12 AM

I am staying at home more

I rarely go anywhere in my car unless it is absolutely necessary.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2011 11:32:02 AM

NONE
jmp1970
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2011 12:26:37 AM

More than one of the changes listed above..
bobray
Rookie Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 6:44:50 PM

drive slower less braking
kentNH
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2011 4:36:48 PM

More than one of the above
amrit13
Rookie Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2011 2:12:32 AM

I have reduded my driving due to increasing gas price
randyt58
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 10:37:37 AM

very little
newluckgirl
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 9:51:27 AM

No affect if I want to go someplace I go
stixflint
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2011 4:08:06 PM

No extra driving, consolidate grocery shopping to every 2 wks now,and longer if able. Put off entertainment trips.
stixflint
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2011 4:07:59 PM

No extra driving, consolidate grocery shopping to every 2 wks now,and longer if able. Put off entertainment trips.
Roadrunnerrus
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 6:37:45 AM

I drive alot less and I search for the lowest gas prices.
deanmires
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2011 10:07:30 PM

I drive professionally, but personally, 'site-seeing driving' has been seriously reduced.
Metal_Slug
Veteran Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 3:38:34 AM

Not a lot as I don't drive far for work.
beardsy
Rookie Author Victoria

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2011 12:03:51 PM

unfortunately No it has not changed anything, I live in Sooke and work in Esquimalt, I drive every day anyway.
sent4456
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 8:39:59 PM

Very much!
Cut down a lot of unnecessary driving
Fuelish_One
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 9:17:36 PM

Not at all.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 8:43:40 PM

none
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 6:09:21 AM

nota
pcprof
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 2:42:54 AM

Not at all
libman
Sophomore Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 1:30:17 AM

not really
libman
Sophomore Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 1:30:17 AM

not really
JagsChick731
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2011 7:13:37 PM

Only go to work and home, any shopping I do is done in between, no extra trips.
Deb62TN
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2011 2:01:08 PM

I stay at home more because I am spending more on gas these days.I have to put gas in my car by thursday afternoon because of dropping my children off at school and then going to an from work. Don't have the extra money like i did before the gas.
msmarie1013
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2011 12:02:27 PM

Well we are from Tn so with these outragous gas prices we don't get to visit our family as much. We're not sure if we are even going home for the holidays.
simiocel
Rookie Author Rio Grande Valley

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 7:08:10 AM

NOT AT ALL
RebeccaGennette
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 4:24:47 AM

I'm to the point where Ive begun couching it at friends places more often to save on that gas money....
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2011 10:18:13 PM

none
95Vette
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 3:43:06 PM

Not Much
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