HIGHLIGHT REPORT: VOLUME XXI. DRIVING AND ENERGY CONSERVATION
A nationwide probability sample survey of 1,207 respondents was conducted by ORC by telephone during the period November 26 through December 21, 1975. These 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 cars' 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 transit, and 5% walk to work.
- See also PB-261 163.
Opinion Research CorporationNorth Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ United States 08540
Federal Energy AdministrationOffice of Energy Conservation and Environment
Washington, DC United States 20461
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Conservation; Drivers; Driving; Energy; Fuel consumption; Gasoline; Statistics; Surveys
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driving habits; Habits
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00150945
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ORC-25008-Vol-21, FEA/D-76/483
- Contract Numbers: FEA-CO-04-50236-00
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM