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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-261 163.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Opinion Research Corporation

    North Harrison Street
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08540

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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