Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The positive benefits of high gas (petrol) prices in USA

US study suggests high petrol prices leading to safer roads Highways in the US are at their safest since the 1960s as the rocketing price of petrol puts a strain on America's love affair with fast cars. The number of fatalities on US roads is on track to fall by 10% this year to around 37,000 - the lowest since 1961, according to research suggesting that deaths are plummeting as people cut out leisure travel, especially in the evenings, to save money. (link via guardian.co.uk) That is good news! And there is more: 12 Reasons Why High Gas Prices Are GOOD For America Have you changed your driving habits (in the USA) due to the rising price of gas?

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