Poll: Are You Driving Less?
Americans are driving less. Have you noticed your driving habits changing?
Are gas prices causing us to re-think our love affair with driving?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, Americans are driving less. We drove 38.3 billion fewer miles in 2011 than we did in 2010, a decline of 1.4 percent.
The change wasn't quite as dramatic in the north central region of the U.S., including Ohio, which saw a decline of 0.7 percent to 53.6 billion miles.
Have your driving habits changed as gas prices remain high? Take our poll and share your experiences and tips for more efficient driving in the comments.
Gas Buddy, a website that monitors gas prices and related issues, said in a blog post on Monday that this is part of a trend that has been going on since gas prices hit $4 a gallon in 2008.
You can keep an eye on gas prices around the area by checking our Traffic & Gas tab.