At what price does gasoline have to rise to for you to change your driving habits?

Gas Pump
Mark Lennihan
Gas Pump

"We have changed our driving habits and our voting habits."
-- Karen

"We began changing our habits and budget when gas hit about $2.25 a gallon. As the price goes up , I travel less, I also avoid any unnecessary purchasing. Two of the next biggest things we have done in our family is to cancel our Dish network and cancel our cell phone accounts which save a tremendous amount of money, these are luxuries we learned to do without in these times."
-- Joe B., Ohio

"Gasoline prices have already risen beyond the point where we make changes. We make efforts to reduce the number and mileage of any trips, and stay home more often. Mileage and gasoline prices are always considered before we go anywhere other than work."
-- Chris H., California

"It is there! We are retired and on a fixed income. We had to change. An example is yesterday, we were going to go to one of our favorite restaurants for Mother's Day. Instead, we went to a local restaurant and really did not enjoy the meal."
-- Dick B., Michigan

"Three Dollars is the magic number, I only drive 65 miles per hour on the interstate reducing consumption by three miles per gallon. I plan out all business trips to conserve fuel and be efficient."
-- David L., Florida

"At what price? There is no price. I drive where I need to drive. But, I have made a decision to walk where I can, just to do my part in the 'supply/demand' equation. I have the feeling that most of the people who complain about gasoline prices never consider cutting down their unnecessary driving, nor using the more efficient auto."
-- From Bill P., New York

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"I would say 6 to 7 dollars. I am not too interested in where gas goes. If people would stop buying $5.00 cups of coffee gas prices would be less of a burden!"
-- Scott B., New Jersey

"Three dollars a gallon is the painful point. I cancelled a trip to see the parents (a couple states away), for Memorial Day and I think twice about any trips across town."
-- Charles S., Georgia

"It has actually affected my housing situation, which affects my driving habit. I moved to downtown Houston in early 2006, and I have already reduced my driving time, distance, and planning just because of it. It's been great for me and my wife!"
-- Anthony N., Texas

"The change needs to be in where/how people vacation. Fuel for planes, trains and boats are all from the same place."
-- Anne W., California

"Well, after almost 7 years in office, President Bush has now come up with another plan that won't work and will have to be changed after he leaves. We'll all be riding around in bicycles soon"
-- C.P., Florida

"Assuming that my wife and I are representative of the retiree demographic, gasoline costs only contribute about 4% of our annual budget. I would say, therefore, that we could tolerate gasoline prices of up to $10 per gallon before it would really start to hurt and make us change our driving habits."
-- Bob G., New Jersey

"Having lived for a time in Europe, I see gasoline prices as reasonable for a finite resource. I'll probably drive -- no matter what the price -- my 3500 miles per year."
-- William M., Florida

"I am dropping my speed to 55-60 mph if everyone did this it would have an immediate affect to both the supply and the cost of gas."
-- Tom, New Jersey

"We’ve shut down discretionary spending almost completely. Education, utility and fuel price increases have exceeded our pay increases this year. We have completely reworked our monthly budget to reduce or eliminate spending for clothing, dining out and hobbies or recreation. Our 'vacation' will consist of one long weekend, close by. We have not reduced our retirement savings, but it’s sure tempting, just to get some breathing space."
-- Jill, California

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"I’ve just begun to look into a hybrid in exchange for my two-seater sports car -- a sad reality. Dallas has spotty mass transit, so that won’t help much."
-- Craig, Texas

"We have quit buying clothes and we don't eat out as much as we used to. We try to consolidate errands into one trip. We are retired and sometimes our car doesn't leave the driveway for days. No vacations planned this year."
-- Joyce A., California

"It has already changed my driving habits, but here in Central California public transport is poor there aren’t many alternatives to driving. I am forced to cut other areas in my budget in order to make up the difference in the cost of gasoline."
-- John, California

"I go to work; I go to the grocery store; I go to the soccer fields. Can't do much cutting in any of those. Why is it we regulate the price of milk but not of gas/oil? This country is 10 times more reliant on gas and oil than we are with milk."
-- Ralph, Rhode Island

"My costs go up about $15 per week for a $1 increase in a gallon of gas. Gasoline is still an excellent value at $3. All this hype and attacks on the companies that supply gasoline and preventing (or over regulating) their ability to produce the product is a primary cause of higher prices. More government restrictions or taxes are not the answer."
-- Mike, Colorado

"My driving habits changed after 9/11. I bought a motorcycle (48/mpg) for running around town while my older 'midsize car' still gets 25/mpg. Higher gas prices won't bother me."
-- Tommy C., Florida

"All of us still have to go to work, food shopping, etc. so I don't think the price of gas is going to make a difference, we still have to do these things."
-- Linda, New Jersey

"Who are we trying to kid? Gasoline could rise to $10.00 per gallon, and we will still need our cars."
-- Kay G., Colorado

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"When gas goes over $3 a gallon, nobody fills up anymore. We all wait to see if it will go down, so demand slows. Personally, I would like to see gas go to $5 a gallon. That will get everyone to carpool and use mass transit. Look at our highways at rush hour. Millions of cars and only one person in it. That’s insane!"
-- Jim S., Texas

"Gasoline prices have already changed our habits. We have parked the diesel truck and may sell it because diesel is worse than gas! We drive the car with better mileage, save errands to do at one time and are looking for jobs closer to home, or trying to work from home. The kids don't get driven to school, they ride their bikes, which we may start doing too!"
-- Diana L., Texas

"My wife commutes 100 miles a day to work and nothing I say will get her to carpool with others. So my consolation is to buy more energy stocks. I make more on them than the increase in gas prices cost us."
-- Steve J., Colorado

"We already have. We are considering postponing our vacation, first one in five years. I wonder what happens when blue collar America can no longer afford to get to work? Who keeps this country running then? Think about it."
-- J.H., Indiana

"I will not be held at bay by the price at the pump. I own shares of numerous oil companies that are paying me a nice premium. It is a sign of the times."
-- Bob F., Pennsylvania

"I have already changed my driving habits as much as possible since prices climbed over $1.80, any more and I would feel like my driving privileges have been revoked!! I think it’s ridiculous that prices have gone up so much in the last 10 years. I remember when I was paying $0.75 a gallon, now it is costing me around $40.00 to fill up."
-- A.H., Texas

"With the highest most taxed gasoline in the nation, it already has changed my driving habits."
-- John C., California

"Already has. When gas went over $2.25 a gallon, we had to re-budget. Now that gas is exceeding $3 a gallon, most of our summer wants are going 'bye-bye.'"
-- Tom, Kansas

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"Changed my driving habits long ago. There is a worldwide glut of crude oil and counterfeit refinery outages whenever the price of crude falters. The laws of supply and demand my ass!"
-- Eric S., New York

"At $4.00 per gallon I will combine trips and eliminate others. Try to plan trips within in one day. Spend more time at home and use public transportation and walking to shops closer to home."
-- B.S.

"We are retired and don’t drive much, but we still have to shop and drive to places we like so we just have to pay what ever gas costs."
-- Bob L.

"Mine changed two years ago. Just out of college and trying to get a job, I moved overseas to a country that provided public transportation. It was bliss for fourteen months. No gasoline to buy! I am back now and trying to make it. Not much success yet. Price of gas keeps me home when I need to be out finding work."
-- Steph

"When gas hits $5 a gallon. I'll trade in my SUV for a Prius. Until then it's all good."
-- Mark H., Michigan

"I have already cut down miles by 20%, when gas passed $2.25 it got dicey on a 60 gallon tank, had to cut out the local paper delivery to stay on the budget, the middle class is really being squeezed from all angles!"
-- Joe Z.

"I changed my driving habits last year. I no longer speed, and have found that my gas mileage has risen 8% just by doing that."
-- Doug C., Pennsylvania

"About $2.50 per gallon."
-- Bill M., Connecticut

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"When it costs me more to drive to the West Coast than to buy a single airplane ticket, then I'll start flying again. Around town, the cost of gas is still cheap relative to other means of getting around."
-- Larry K.

"We have changed our driving habits now! We made all of our trips yesterday in one session: bank, grocery store, and dry cleaners. We did not go back out, even if we forgot something."
-- Robert & Mary M.

"I live close to work and only drive between 85 and 120 miles a week, so I won't change my driving habits no matter how high they go."
-- Ray M., Florida

"That price has already been realized. I changed my driving habits nearly two years ago when gas prices exceeded $2.00 a gallon; I bought a motorcycle again. Yes, it was a good excuse to get myself a toy I really enjoy,but at 50/mpg average, I can joyride on a nice day, minus the guilt."
-- R.J.

"It already has."
-- Monika S., California

"Anything above $3.00 is the point where we are going to change our driving habits. We are there now and we will start to consolidate our driving habits."
-- Thomas M. New Hampshire

"We started to change our driving habits at $ 2.50. If the pricing was justified, we would have no problem with the price but since its all about excess profit being taken by the oil companies and traders we will be reducing our driving habits."
-- Mel

"About $5.00 per gallon."
-- Ralph

"At $3 per gallon, I am already changing my driving habits. Sadly, I don't think that the average American will make a change until $4 per gallon."
-- James T., Colorado

"In a rural state like Maine it's already impacting. I'm thinking about how to cut gas use and propane all the time."
-- Ken

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"My driving habits have changed more since Katrina. I have never owned a gas guzzling vehicle. I am appaled that no one is mentioning conservation or offering tips and driving techniques that improve gas mileage. Prices go up but they never come down after the "crisis" is over. Generally in my life now, I am buying less of everything and have radically changed my spending habits because of higher prices."
-- Suzanne, North Carolina

"Four dollars a gallon, and even then, life and work must go on."
-- S.