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Capitaldawg71

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2011 12:50:31 PM

I know i do , drive more slower and shorter trips.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:33:46 AM

no
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:48:54 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:24:59 AM

No way Jose!!
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:37:31 AM

yes
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:03:30 AM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:28:55 PM

I just keep more following distance in the shopping zone traffic, others zoom around at times only to slam on their brakes and wait at the red lights ahead. Often behind others waiting.

I believe it was Semi-Steve who posted >>>> "how Red does Red have to be?" before the driver lets off the go pedal and then saves fuel by a coast down and saving the brakes/waiting.

Probably not his exact words but that is how I perceived the message post effects/habits.... I might add passing/acceleration for a SLAM Stop usually an a wait, soon to be repeated....(it's their gas) Nice!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:48:28 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:09:41 AM

Never.........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:48:55 AM

I only drive when I have to
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forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:51:01 AM

Yes, I reduced my driving 80%. I walk more. I don't drive much anymore. I currently put only 4500 miles on my car in the last 3 years.

I'm not interested in throwing money away.

[Edited by: forresj at 7/19/2014 8:53:43 AM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:43:11 AM

Never...........
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:12:48 AM

no i drive the same
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:30:14 AM

US412 writes: No need to change. Prices are not too high, this is the new normal, what you voted for. Open your mind to the reality that is today. Now is the time to fully embrace the continuing "Fundamental Transformation of America", the destruction of the middle class family so necessary for totalitarianism to succeed. Life is hard, you struggle so, we alone know how to help you so just put us in charge and we will take care of you. Sound familiar?
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Well, I've had my fill of silly for today.

As for changing the way I drive due to high gas prices, I haven't changed at all. I'm always trying to get the best mileage I can whether gas is $1.50 or $5.00. Remember about 20 lbs of CO2 are added to the environment for every gallon of gas that's consumed.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 6:43:32 AM

No way Jose!!!
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us412
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:50:36 AM

No need to change. Prices are not too high, this is the new normal, what you voted for. Open your mind to the reality that is today. Now is the time to fully embrace the continuing "Fundamental Transformation of America", the destruction of the middle class family so necessary for totalitarianism to succeed. Life is hard, you struggle so, we alone know how to help you so just put us in charge and we will take care of you. Sound familiar?
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:40:02 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:21:36 AM

Never........ever.....................
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:53:33 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:33:27 AM

never....
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 2:36:31 AM

Nope
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:31:11 AM

My Explorer has the feature to show instant gas mileage. Therefore I tend to watch how I drive to get the best fuel mileage.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:19:52 AM

Yes, I do.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 7:21:58 AM

Never......
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 11:16:34 PM

I can do that, I learn something New every new day.
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 4:47:22 PM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:12:13 AM

Never.........
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Skyjunky
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 7:15:51 PM

heck no dive the same as always , but just do not dive as much
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 11:32:32 AM

I only drive when I have to
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 11:11:39 AM

I try to combine trips. But I do not drive slower.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 9:29:16 AM

Yes...drive less....drive slower....
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 8:32:21 AM

No, always gas conscious.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 8:19:38 AM

Never.......
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 8:40:05 AM

Yes I Park my vehicle more often and leave it Parked for longer periods of time idle. Walk/Bike/beg-co-opt, neighbor-hitch, friend-hitch, motorbike for success!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 8:08:40 AM

Never..........
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:28:36 AM

Yes I retired
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citizen1
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 11:42:49 AM

No, but now that my car has instant gas mileage I look at that more mph. Would do that even if gas was $2.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 9:37:11 AM

No
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:22:41 AM

Not really, I have pretty much adjusted my driving habits already.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:03:15 AM

My habits have been changed clear back to the year 2002 when local fuel rose above $1.00 a gal.

The primary vehicles became 4 cylinders, more aerodynamic, lighter in weight, smaller wheel size, more transmission gearing changes, and all regular fuel vehicles, less quantity in lube fluid changes, lower cost tires to replace, along with better mileage/less maintenance.

The biggest change was We don't drive as far or as much for shopping on a regular basis at any time as We did in "99" on a monthly routine. Same for Vacations..... More extended Family local activities/events also Zoos/Festivals/local music entertainment, ETC.

One of the biggest turn-offs is that when traveling interstates, this driver gets overwhelmed with packs of high speed vehicles all grouped together with no assured clear distance between them at 80+ speeds grouped constantly in the fast lane.

Its not the higher speed causing the risks, the closed up group distance leaves no room for errors is the problem! I've never had a problem with the driver/vehicle that passes me and goes on down the road out of sight. The close group packs of vehicles leave no room for error, and that's worse at freeway speeds.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 6:51:53 AM

no..............
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 6:31:05 AM

Nope . . .
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 6:04:39 AM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 4:48:45 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 1:41:13 PM

No.....
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 10:22:14 AM

The only thing you can do to lower fuel prices is refuse to buy.
A boycot is only a postponement of purchase, it doesn't work.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 9:12:43 AM

yes
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 6:31:27 AM

No . . . .
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 5:31:20 AM

sure
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 8:27:04 AM

Never..........
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 4:49:49 PM

better trip planning and slower speeds
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