1975 HIGHLIGHT REPORT: VOLUME XXI, DRIVING AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

A nationwide probability sample survey of 1207 respondents was conducted by ORC by telephone during the period November 26 through December 21, 1975. The data indicate that most drivers drive in ways that save gasoline. Ninety-six percent stop pressing gas pedals when they see a red light; 84% plan several errands for one trip; 84% have car engines tuned once a year (increases mileage); and 84% drive 55 mph on major highways (this speed saves gasoline). The exception is that 69% drive themselves to work; only 10% carpool or take passengers, 8% take public tranist, and 5% walk to work.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Opinion Research Corporation

    North Harrison Street
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08540

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM