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Sound Off: Does The Price Of Gas Affect Your Driving Habits?

Prices are going up and up at the pump - does that dictate how you drive?

You aren't seeing things. Those price stickers at the gas station keep going up, up, up.

In just a month, the price per gallon has soared on Long Island by more than a quarter and on Monday, it eclipsed the $4 mark, according to AAA.

The average a month ago on Long Island was $3.74. Last year at this time, it stood at $3.62. 

It could be worse. You could live in California, where the price for a gallon of gas now averages $4.30. 

What do you think? Does the price of gas affect how you live your life? Do you make an effort to combine errands and trips to save gas, or do you make no adjustments? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Denise Karl February 29, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I drive to/from work, but my trips elsewhere are curtailed due to the price of gas. So is my food budget, my entertainment budget and everything else I can think of. If gas goes up to $5 a gallon, I may ask to work from home 1 to 2 days a week. This is insane!!!! I am tired of watching the numbers go nothing but UP and being happy when it inches towards $3.50. Gas used to be AFFORDABLE, & yes, home heating oil is also insane. But part of the blame is those who work with "oil futures" that ASSUME when the supply won't meet demand and the prices go up-up-up. Let's find those people and tie their hands to their chairs.
the baby February 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I wish those that are driving like maniacs, in gigantic SUV's, riding my tail in a 30 mph zone would slow down. It saves gas and lives. Americans will pay whatever it costs to support their habit. Car pools, hello?
Kim Martino March 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Too bad we can't all get free gas from the Patchogue Village gas pump!
ejtobin March 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
If they turn the long island railroad into a monorail system, throughout long island, we could drive, to their parking areas. The system could run on solar power/flex fuel, waiting areas would warmed by same. All personnel would be retrained; Jobs would be created, there would be less traffic, no railroad crossings...no snow removable off tracks, etc. and landscape would hide the mononrail, quietly going throughout our beloved long island. you know like they have in Disneyworld, just saying;
Alicia Palifka March 03, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Spoken with a true liberal mind set.

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