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Put It in Park: Log in Your Miles

March 24th, 2010 at 08:29 am

How's everyone doing with the March Challenge: Put It in Park?

We're approaching the end of the month, which might be a good time to see if you've succeeded in reducing your miles driven.

I accidentally disqualified myself yesterday when I reset my odometer to track my mileage.

How many miles have you clocked in March?

6 Responses to “Put It in Park: Log in Your Miles”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    About 110 miles. I bought a new car a week ago today and I have not driven it yet!! My husband thinks I am crazy!

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Ooo, I am up to between 500-600 which is below normal for us in the car-culture West.

    Think of it like this...
    At around an average 1000 mi per month, a driver would hit the US average yearly mileage of about 12,000-15,000 per year.

    Here is a
    Text is reference and Link is http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm
    reference for the numbers.

    (I am hopefully going to end the month below the average)

  3. baselle Says:

    Not too bad, but ordinarily my car use is extremely low - normally I'm about 20 miles/ month. (walking to lose weight, pickup change, and can bus 99% of the rest) I'm about 3 miles under that. On a percentage drop, I'm doing well!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    171 miles. This is excluding travel to work, but includes travel to the doctor, physical therapy and to see my kids, in addition to normal errands.

  5. SIF Says:

    Ok, I'm actually still not allowed to drive in France because I don't have my French license yet, so I've counted up the times I've ridden in cars. My husband has been in a rehab center after a car crash and my visits to him are basically the only time I do get into a car/bus even. But I've still traveled 180 miles by car this month! Can you believe it? I thought it would be much less given that I've been walking for all my daily needs and errands. I don't even own a car! Interesting challenge by the way.

  6. princessperky Says:

    I kinda forgot to check the odometer. But I know we use the car a LOT. And this month there have been tons of unusual trips. Like my son got sick at co-op so my husband came and got him, took him home, but still had to come back for the rest of us at the end of the day. My youngest did the same a week later. And we have been to multiple stores over multiple days rather than just one or two per week trying to reduce the grocery budget. In some ways I know we could use the car less, after all if my husband was in work, I couldn't have him get the sick kid, nor could I go to so many stores. So I know I could do better, we just aren't.

    I think over all it is working out monetarily with the grocery stores, but every time I make use of the car I cringe thinking how miserably I am doing on this challenge!

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