ARE YOU CUTTING BACK ON YOUR DRIVING?

This being the season of long driving holidays, here is a posting by Neil from the summer the blog started.

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In response to higher gas prices, half of Canadian drivers say they have cut back on daily driving, and 45 per cent say they have taken steps to increase gas mileage.

A Gallup poll in the U.S. indicates a higher percentage of Americans (84 per cent) said they have cut back on daily driving and 76 per cent took steps to increase gas mileage.

In addition high gas prices are influencing Canadians’ travel plans. Twenty-six per cent of Canadians said they decided against taking their usual holiday trip this summer, with the highest percentage in the Maritimes (35 per cent) and the lowest in Quebec (20 per cent).

Meanwhile, two-fifths of drivers in the lower middle income range $20,000 to $40,000 are more frequently turning to other means of travel than their car.

Also 45 per cent of Canadians say they are thinking of considering switching to a more fuel-efficient…

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