Enviro It’s Gotta Get to $5
posted by May 30 at 16:02 PMon
According to a new survey by IBM, only 25 percent of drivers nationwide would seriously consider commuting options besides driving alone if gas got above $4.00 a gallon. (Currently, the nationwide average is $3.96 a gallon; at the time of the study, it was $3.67). Another 46 percent said they’d start looking for alternatives at $4.50 a gallon. It wasn’t until hypothetical gas prices topped out at $5.00 a gallon that a majority of drivers said they’d consider changing their habits—at that level, 66 percent said they’d start looking for alternatives.
Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds said traffic had gotten worse in the last three years, 45 percent said their own commutes had caused them stress, and 28 percent reported “increased anger” because of traffic congestion.