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Are you driving less because of gas prices?

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

August 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many people are cutting back on their driving. In fact, Americans drove 12 Billion fewer miles in June.

The 4.7 percent decline came while gas prices were peaking.

 Four in 10 people say they have used public transportation, walked or ridden a bicycle more frequently.

Here in Albany, some are driving less and some aren't.

 "I don't let the gas price affect me," said Steven  Boyd. "It is what it is. You can't change it."  

 "I try not to go places when I don't need to," says Joyce Coody. "And when I go somewhere, I try to get all my errands done that one time."

Gas consumption was down, too. The highway administration said motorists consumed 400 million fewer gallons of gasoline in the first quarter of 2008 than in the same period in 2007.

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